College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

A Structural Equation Analysis of the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning in a Clinical Sample

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Publication Title

Child Neuropsychology

ISSN

0929-7049

Volume

5

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

A maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis was performed by applying LISREL VII to the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning (WRAML) in a clinical sample (N = 271). Analyses were designed to determine which of 10 hypothesized oblique factor solutions could best explain memory as measured by the WRAML. Competing latent variable models were identified in previous studies and monographs on memory. Findings supported a three-factor model including Verbal Memory, Visual Memory, and Attention/Concentration factors. Our results are consistent with previous studies suggesting that attention is an important component of memory as measured by the WRAML. This study replicates previous research in which the Learning Index was not empirically supported.

DOI

10.1076/chin.5.1.34.7077

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