Investigating Moderators of Test-retest Reliability in Screening Children's Cognitive Functioning
Spencer, Fiona H. & Bornholt, Laurel J. (2005) Investigating Moderators of Test-retest Reliability in Screening Children's Cognitive Functioning. Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, 5, pp. 91-106.
This project examined some of the common constraints on reliable cognitive assessment for children over time. Repeated measures design (n = 133) was with younger (5 & 6 year old, n = 64) and older (7 & 8 year old, n = 69) children. Results showed that children’s self-concepts moderated the test-retest reliability over extended intervals for younger and older children. Social self-categorizations moderated slightly the test-retest reliability for both age groups. For younger children only, personal self-categorization and self-reported talking about items moderated the reliability. In contrast, there were no moderators of test-retest reliability for shorter retest intervals. Other experiences, including recall, recognition and self-reported reflection on the content, did not moderate the test-retest reliability.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Open Access journal.|
|Keywords:||cognitive assessment children self, concepts test, retest reliability self, categorization|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 School of Education, Faculty of Education & Arts, University of Newcastle|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||31 Aug 2005|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 23:18|
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