ERIC Number: ED223647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Sex and Race Bias in the WAIS-R: A Content and Empirical Analysis.
Wrobel, Thomas A.; Howells, Nancy R.
To examine the issue of item bias within the context of the revised Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-R), judgments as to perceived item bias were sought. Independent raters nominated 53 WAIS-R items as containing possible bias. White and non-white college students nominated items as racially or sexually biased. Whereas 10 items were judged as biased by the students, only one indicated differential performance by sex and six by race. The implications of the results for test construction are discussed. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Empirical Analysis; Test Content; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Revised)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Minneapolis, MN, May 6-8, 1982).