Oral language and listening comprehension:same or different constructs?

Cain, Katherine Elizabeth (2017) Oral language and listening comprehension:same or different constructs? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60 (5). pp. 1273-1284. ISSN 1092-4388

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to add to our understanding of the dimensionality of oral language in children and to determine whether oral language and listening comprehension are separate constructs in children enrolled in preschool (PK) through third grade. Method: In the spring of the school year children from four states (n=1,869) completed multiple measures of oral language (i.e., expressive and receptive vocabulary and grammar) and listening comprehension as part of a larger study of the language bases of reading comprehension. Results: Initial confirmatory factor analysis found evidence that measures of oral language and listening comprehension loaded on two separate factors in preschool through 3rd grade; however, these factors were highly correlated at all grades. Conclusion: These results suggest that oral language and listening comprehension are best characterized as a single oral language construct in grades PK through 3. The implications for early identification and intervention are discussed.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
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Copyright © 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - final version published at http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2626801
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80355
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Deposited On:
08 Jul 2016 09:58
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Yes
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10 Apr 2020 03:08