College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

The Cross-Cultural Applications of the KAIT: Case Studies with Three Differently Acculturated Females

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1999

Publication Title

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

ISSN

1099-9809

Volume

5

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

The Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test (KAIT), introduced in 1993, is a relatively new measure for the assessment of intelligence. Because of the test’s theoretical foundation, standardization procedure, test items, and score interpretations, it is assumed to be a culturally sensitive measure. However, there is little supporting clinical or empirical evidence. The present case study examined cross-cultural applications of the KAIT using 3 volunteers from diverse cultural backgrounds with differential levels of American acculturation. In addition to test scores, the participants’ impressions of the testing process were measured with the Subjective Units of Distress Scale. Preliminary evidence suggests that the KAIT, like its predecessor, the K–ABC, may be useful when working with culturally diverse people.

DOI

10.1037/1099-9809.5.1.76

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