Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 337–341 | Cite as

WISC short forms with emotionally disturbed children

  • A. J. FinchJr.
  • W. B. Childress
  • K. A. Wilkins
  • Philip C. Kendall
Article

Abstract

The complete WISC protocols of 100 emotionally disturbed children were rescored according to 30 selected-subtest and 1 selected-item methodologies and then compared for their correspondence to the standard form. High correlations between all of the short forms and the standard WISC were obtained. However, 16 of the selected-subtest short forms and the selected-item short form resulted in a significantly different mean than the standard. In addition, all short forms resulted in a high percentage of individuals changing IQ classification. Results are interpreted as indicating the inappropriateness of short forms with emotionally disturbed children when individual scores are of prime interest.

Keywords

Standard Form Short Form Prime Interest Individual Score Disturbed Child 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. FinchJr.
    • 1
  • W. B. Childress
    • 2
  • K. A. Wilkins
    • 2
  • Philip C. Kendall
    • 3
  1. 1.Virginia Treatment Center for ChildrenRichmond
  2. 2.Devereux FoundationUSA
  3. 3.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUSA

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