This study examined whether different level of acculturation to the US culture and education level affect IQ scores measured by the Wechsler by the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) among Korean Americans living in the US. In addition, the study also investigated whether these differences are related to educational level. Specifically it was anticipated that there were more impact of acculturation on IQ test performance among those with a lower level of education than among those with a higher level of education. The study included 65 Korean Americans between 18 years to 37 years old with 33 males and 32 females. Participants were assessed using the WASI, the Wide Range Achievement Test-Third Edition Reading Subtest, the Verbal Fluency Test from the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System, and the Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity Acculturation. Data were analyzed using a series of 2x2 factorial analyses of variance and a series of hierarchical multiple regressions. The study found that level of education significantly affected only WASI PIQ scores while years of residence in the US had a significant influence on VIQ and FSIQ, but not PIQ scores. There was no interaction between level of education and years of residence on IQ scores. Level of acculturation as measured by SL-ASIA was positively correlated with VIQ and FSIQ but not PIQ scores, indicating that the level of acculturation has more significant effects on language related portions of WASI IQ test performance.The racial composition of the WAIS-R was divided into two groups, whites and nonwhites, with each group ... The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition (WAIS-III) According to the WAIS-III manual, the standardization sample for theanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Effects of Acculturation and Education Upon Intelligence Test Performances in Korean Americans|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|