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Psychol Assess. 2000 Dec;12(4):436-9.

Replication of the factor structure of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale--Third Edition with a Canadian sample.

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Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, University of Saskatchewan, 28 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. saklofske@sask.usask


Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale--Third Edition (WAIS-III; D. Wechsler, 1997b) were conducted on a stratified sample of Canadian adults (n = 718). As was previously demonstrated for the children's version of this scale, the factor model of the American standardization sample was replicated across this Canadian national sample. Results of the factor analyses confirmed the presence of the 4 WAIS-III factors: Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Organization, Working Memory, and Processing Speed.

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