This study investigated differences in performance
between third-grade American and Canadian
children on two subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence
Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R).
The Information subtest, which is culturally laden,
and the Digit Span subtest, which is less subject to
cultural factors, were administered to 30 American
and 30 Canadian children. Mean Information
scores in the two groups were not significantly different,
but Canadian children scored significantly
higher on Digit Span. This difference was attributable
to their higher mean score on Digit Span
Forward. Canadian and American Digit Span
Backward mean scores did not differ. Results are
discussed in terms of Canadian and American
educational and test-taking experiences.
Beauchamp, David P, Samuels, Douglas D & Griffore, Robert J. (1979). WISC-R information and Digit Span scores of American and Canadian children. Applied Psychological Measurement, 3, 231-236. doi:10.1177/014662167900300212
Beauchamp, David P.; Samuels, Douglas D.; Griffore, Robert J..
WISC-R information and Digit Span scores of American and Canadian children.
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