Factor Structure of the CVLT-II Short Form: Evidence From a Trauma-Exposed Sample

Anne R. Carlew, Keke L. Schuler, Camilo J. Ruggero, Jennifer L. Callahan, Benjamin J. Luft, Roman Kotov
  • Assessment, March 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1073191118763726

Factor structure of the CVLT-II Short Form

What is it about?

The current study sought to investigate the factor structure of the California Verbal Learning Test–Second Edition (CVLT-II) Short Form in a trauma-exposed sample. We used confirmatory factor analysis to test four competing models proposed by Donders in a study investigating the CVLT-II Standard Form. Consistent with Donders, a four-factor model consisting of Attention Span, Learning Efficiency, Delayed Memory, and Inaccurate Memory was supported. These results confirm the latent structure of the CVLT-II holds for the CVLT-II in its Short Form as well as in a trauma-exposed sample. Findings are particularly important, given previous research indicating attention span and learning efficiency may underpin memory complaints in trauma-exposed individuals.

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