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ERIC Number: ED142851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 28
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Test Environment, Sex of Tester, and the IQ of Female Subjects.
Samuel, William; And Others
The performance subscales to the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children were administered to 208 black and 208 white female junior high school students. In addition to race and socioeconomic status (above or below the median) of subject, the variables of race and sex of tester, test atmosphere (evaluative or gamelike), and tester expectation (high or low) were placed in a 2x2x2x2x2x2 factorial design. Atmosphere, expectation, and socioeconomic status interacted significantly with the race of the subject in determining mean IQ. With the exception of some results gathered by white testers that deviated in an intriguing manner from the predicted pattern, the findings generally replicated those reported for male subjects in an earlier paper. Performance was presumed to be mediated by differing levels of testee motivation, such that achievement was greatest in conditions which were supposed to generate a moderate level of motivational arousal. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)