ERIC Number: ED453463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Biculturalism and Native American College Students' Performance on the WAIS-III.
Ducheneaux, Teton; McDonald, J. D.
This study investigated the impact of cultural identification of Native American college students on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition (WAIS-III). It assessed the relationship between cultural identification and cognitive-testing scores between a group of off-reservation students attending the University of North Dakota (UND) and an on-reservation group at the tribal college, Oglala Lakota College. The results provide some clues to understanding the relationship between cultural orientation and measured intelligence. Findings show that the traditional group scored higher on the Verbal Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and the assimilated group scored higher on the Performance IQ. This is possibly due to the fact the UND group scored higher on the Verbal IQ and also identified themselves as more traditional than the Oglala College group, who scored lower on the Verbal IQ. One limitation of the study is that the subjects were in college; therefore the results may not generalize to real-world settings. (Contains 2 appendix, 8 tables, and 27 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale