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This study examined measurement invariance and latent mean differences in the German version of the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales RIAS for 316 individuals with a migration background defined as speaking German as a second language and 316 sex- and age-matched natives. The RIAS measures general intelligence single-factor structure and its two components, verbal and nonverbal intelligence two-factor structure. Results of a multi-group confirmatory factor analysis showed scalar invariance for the two-factor and partial scalar invariance for the single-factor structure. We conclude that the two-factor structure of the RIAS is comparable across groups. Hence, verbal and nonverbal intelligence but not general intelligence should be considered when comparing RIAS test results of individuals with and without a migration background. Further, latent mean differences especially on the verbal, but also on the nonverbal intelligence index indicate language barriers for individuals with a migration background, as subtests corresponding to verbal intelligence require higher skills in German language. Moreover, cultural, environmental, and social factors that have to be taken into account when assessing individuals with a migration background are discussed.



Autor: Jasmin T. Gygi , Elodie Fux, Alexander Grob, Priska Hagmann-von Arx

Fuente: http://plos.srce.hr/



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