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Immigrant Groups and Cognitive Tests – Validity Issues in Relation to Vocational Training


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Title: Immigrant Groups and Cognitive Tests – Validity Issues in Relation to Vocational Training
Authors: Valentin Kvist, Ann
Issue Date: 2-Apr-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Utbildningsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Education
Institution: Department of Education and Special Education ; Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik
Parts of work: I. Valentin Kvist, A., & Gustafsson, J.-E. The relation between fluid intelligence and the general factor as a function of cultural background: A test of Cattell’s Investment theory. Intelligence. 2008, 36, 422- 436.
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II. Valentin Kvist, A. Interpretation of Cognitive Test Scores in Relation to Swedish and Immigrant Groups. Nordic Psychology. 2011, 63(1), 51-71.
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III. Valentin Kvist, A. Immigrant groups, vocational training, and employment. European Journal of Training and Development. 2012, 36(8), 809-826.
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Date of Defence: 2013-04-23
Disputation: Tisdagen den 23 april 2013, kl. 13.00, sal AK 2137, Pedagogen hus A
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: GOTHENBURG STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES 333
Keywords: Cognitive test use
Immigrant groups
Validity
Vocational education
Abstract: Psychologists at the Employment Service use cognitive tests to assess suitable work or training areas. The tests are standardized on a Swedish population and possible differences in cognitive constructs, prognostic properties and social consequences, when they are used for individuals with non-Swedish background, are not well known. The aim of this thesis is to investigate questions of validity in relation to cognitive test use with immigrant groups, in a setting of assessment for vocational tra... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-741-4
ISSN: 0436-1121
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/32549
Appears in Collections:Gothenburg Studies in Educational Sciences
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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