ERIC Number: ED026191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Cross-Culture Study of Sex Differences Among First-Graders on A Verbal Test.
The purposes of a study conducted in Texas and Mexico were to examine the language performance of boys and girls in 3 cultures (Mexican, Mexican American, and Anglo American), and to determine if girls exceeded boys in verbal performance in each of these cultures. The Van Alstyne Picture Vocabulary Test (an English language instrument translated into Spanish especially for this study) was administered to 30 first-graders in each of the 3 cultures. Although limited by the small sample and certain linguistic problems, statistical techniques were utilized which led to the conclusion that there were no significant differences between girls and boys on a test of verbal ability. It was recommended that additional cross-cultural research be conducted with the Mexican American and Mexican. The translated version of the test is contained in the appendix. (SW)
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Identifiers: Mexico; Texas; Van Alstyne Picture Vocabulary Test
Note: Thesis submitted to Texas Woman's University, College of Education, Denton, Texas, August 1968.