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Developmental and Individual Differences in Chinese Writing.

Title: Developmental and Individual Differences in Chinese Writing.
Name(s): Guan, Connie Qun, author
Ye, Feifei, author
Wagner, Richard K, author
Meng, Wanjin, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013-07-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The goal of the present study was to examine the generalizability of a model of the underlying dimensions of written composition across writing systems (Chinese Mandarin vs. English) and level of writing skill. A five-factor model of writing originally developed from analyses of 1st and 4th grade English writing samples was applied to Chinese writing samples obtained from 4th and 7th grade students. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to compare the fits of alternative models of written composition. The results suggest that the five-factor model of written composition generalizes to Chinese writing samples and applies to both less skilled (Grade 4) and more skilled (Grade 7) writing, with differences in factor means between grades that vary in magnitude across factors.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_26038631 (IID), 10.1007/s11145-012-9405-4 (DOI), PMC4450100 (PMCID), 26038631 (RID), 26038631 (EID)
Keywords: Chinese, Chinese writing, Developmental differences, Individual differences
Grant Number: P50 HD052120
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Reading and writing.
Issue: iss. 6, vol. 26

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Guan, C. Q., Ye, F., Wagner, R. K., & Meng, W. (2013). Developmental and Individual Differences in Chinese Writing. Reading And Writing. Retrieved from