ERIC Number: ED033282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of the Effects of Examiner Race, Sex, and Style on Test Responses of Negro Examinees.
Pelosi, John William
This study investigated the influence of examiner race (white versus Negro), style of interaction (warm versus cold), and sex (male versus female) on test responses of 96 male Negro subjects enrolled in an antipoverty work experience program. The Information, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Digit-Symbol, Block Design, and Picture Arrangement subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale were used, together with the Purdue Pegboard and the IPAT Culture Fair Test. Contrary to previous research findings which suggested inadvertent bias due to white examiners, the overall conclusion of this study was that examiner traits did not significantly influence performance by Negro male subjects on seven of the tests. The only exception was the IPAT Culture Fair Test, on which subjects treated coldly performed better under male Negro examiners than female Negroes, and better under white females than white males. Implications and limitations of the study were discussed. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adults, Analysis of Variance, Aptitude Tests, Blacks, Culture Fair Tests, Doctoral Dissertations, Examiners, Experimental Groups, Females, Intelligence Tests, Interaction, Investigations, Males, Performance, Race, Testing, Trainees, Whites
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
Identifiers: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.