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ERIC Number: ED098635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Test of Cultural Empathy.
Goodyear, F. H.
A 150-item Test of Cultural Empathy originated in the spring of 1973 with a group of 16 students of three major ethnic groups in a class in Intercultural Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU). Although the test items were generally original, a few items came from the Dove Counterbalance I.Q. Test. The test was validated through four forms with over 200 students taking the various forms of the test. The test was administered to 20 black and 20 white students at TCU to determine readability and answerability for the questions. Eighty-seven items were chosen for Test Form Two, which was administered to 20 black, 20 Chicano, and 20 white high school-aged and junior college-aged students from local church groups. The questions tend to show fairly consistent difficulty and discrimination indices from form to form. Incorrect answers to certain questions suggest a lack of knowledge about black and Chicano history and literature. The unwillingness of many students of Mexican-American descent to be classified as "Chicanos" posed a problem for the test constructors. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the 1973 Texas Speech Association Convention