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ERIC Number: EJ856195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Impact of Test-Taking Behaviors on Full-Scale IQ Scores from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV Spanish Edition
Oakland, Thomas; Harris, Josette G.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v27 n5 p366-373 2009
Research on children's counterproductive test behavior supports a three-factor model for behaviors: inattentiveness, avoidance, and uncooperative mood. In this study, test behaviors measured by the Guide to the Assessment of Test Session Behaviors (GATSB) are rated on a sample of 110 Hispanic Spanish-speaking children included in the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV (WISC-IV) Spanish standardization to further understand the relationship of test behavior to test performance in Spanish-speaking children tested in their native language. GATSB scores generally are within the average range. Correlations between WISC-IV Spanish Full-Scale IQ and GATSB Total Score are significant for the total group, females and males, and ages 13-16 but not for ages 6-8 or 9-12. The amount of variance accounted for by the GATSB score is substantially less than in prior studies of Hispanic children tested in English with the WISC-III. Possible reasons for these discrepant findings are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children