Award Date

12-1-2014

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Daniel N. Allen

Second Committee Member

Daniel N. Allen

Third Committee Member

Kimberly A. Barchard

Fourth Committee Member

Joan Mayfield

Fifth Committee Member

Janice McMurray

Sixth Committee Member

Raines C. Tara

Number of Pages

62

Abstract

The current study investigates the factor structure of the Conners' Continuous Performance Test-II (CPT-II) in four pediatric samples of participants: (a) patients with traumatic brain injury, (b) healthy controls, (c) patients with various clinical diagnoses, and (d) all of the previously mentioned subjects combined. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) were used to investigate a one-, three- and four-factor model fit of the data. None of the models examined were an adequate fit for the data; however, it appears that the four-factor model seemed to be the best fitting of the models examined. Failure to find reasonably adequate fit precluded further analyses.

Keywords

Attention; Attention in children; Brain – Wounds and injuries; Pediatrics; Psychometrics; Traumatic brain injury

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Cognition and Perception | Neurology | Pediatrics | Psychology

Language

English


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