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The Problem of Measuring Socio-Cultural Level in Psychological Research

International Perspectives

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1440-9, eISBN: 978-1-84950-503-1

Publication date: 18 July 2007


Performances in psychological tests are frequently influenced by the socio-cultural level (SCL). Therefore, valid strategies to assess SCL must be used. Dimensions of SCL are presented (socio-economic status, cultural capital, and social capital) and available strategies for their assessment are described. Problems in the SCL evaluation and their effects in research and clinical fields are discussed, particularly in the case of children with learning and behavioral disabilities.


Coscarelli, A., Balboni, G. and Cubelli, R. (2007), "The Problem of Measuring Socio-Cultural Level in Psychological Research", Scruggs, T.E. and Mastropieri, M.A. (Ed.) International Perspectives (Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 163-180.



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