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The Test of Emotion Comprehension (TEC) for children aged 3 to 10: Factorial structure, normative scores and use in typical and atypical assessment
Author/s: Ilaria Grazzani, Valeria Cavioni , Veronica Ornaghi, Alessandro Pepe 
Year:  2020 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  21 Pg. 907-927 FullText PDF:  313 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RIP2020-003006
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This paper is aimed at providing further psychometric robustness to the Test of Emotion Comprehension (TEC), a standardized tool for assessing emotion comprehension in childhood. The study explores the factorial structure, gender and age invariance in a large sample of children from Northern and Central Italy (N = 1,478, M = 755; F = 723) aged 3 to 10 years, identifying the pattern of age-normative development across six-month intervals. The confirmatory factorial analysis supports the original psychometric structure of the TEC. Implications for typical and atypical assessment and for research purpose are discussed.
Keywords: Test of Emotion Comprehension, structural equation model, normative scores, gender invariance, typical and atypical assessment

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Ilaria Grazzani, Valeria Cavioni , Veronica Ornaghi, Alessandro Pepe, The Test of Emotion Comprehension (TEC) for children aged 3 to 10: Factorial structure, normative scores and use in typical and atypical assessment in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 3/2020, pp. 907-927, DOI:10.3280/RIP2020-003006


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