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Article: The impact of language on the equivalence of trail making tests: Findings from three pediatric cohorts with different language dominance

TitleThe impact of language on the equivalence of trail making tests: Findings from three pediatric cohorts with different language dominance
Authors
KeywordsBilingualism
Culture
Equivalence
Language
Trail making tests
Issue Date2008
PublisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.leaonline.com/loi/an
Citation
Applied Neuropsychology, 2008, v. 15 n. 2, p. 123-130 How to Cite?
AbstractThe effect of different language backgrounds on performance and the functional equivalence of trail making tests were examined. The children's version of the Trail Making Test A and B (TMT) and the Children's Color Trails Test 1 and 2 (CCTT) were employed with right-handed (n=79) participants. Children were classified into three groups according to language proficiency: Chinese dominant (CDL), Chinese-English bilinguals (CEB), and English dominant (EDL). In general, the CDL group exhibited the best performance on Children's Color Trails 1 and 2 and Trail Making Test A and B. In examining the functional equivalence of TMT and CCTT, both tests were influenced by language background and intelligence but not gender. The results suggest that language backgrounds do exert a modest effect on trail making tests and that diverging executive demands on CCTT 2 versus TMT B may impact their functional equivalence with different groups of participants. Therefore, caution should be exercised when comparing or replacing CCTT with TMT in children from different and diverging language backgrounds. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59719
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2013 Impact Factor: 0.275
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dc.contributor.authorTsang, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, TMCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLlorente, AMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-31T03:56:02Z-
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
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dc.identifier.issn0908-4282en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59719-
dc.description.abstractThe effect of different language backgrounds on performance and the functional equivalence of trail making tests were examined. The children's version of the Trail Making Test A and B (TMT) and the Children's Color Trails Test 1 and 2 (CCTT) were employed with right-handed (n=79) participants. Children were classified into three groups according to language proficiency: Chinese dominant (CDL), Chinese-English bilinguals (CEB), and English dominant (EDL). In general, the CDL group exhibited the best performance on Children's Color Trails 1 and 2 and Trail Making Test A and B. In examining the functional equivalence of TMT and CCTT, both tests were influenced by language background and intelligence but not gender. The results suggest that language backgrounds do exert a modest effect on trail making tests and that diverging executive demands on CCTT 2 versus TMT B may impact their functional equivalence with different groups of participants. Therefore, caution should be exercised when comparing or replacing CCTT with TMT in children from different and diverging language backgrounds. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.leaonline.com/loi/anen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Neuropsychologyen_HK
dc.rightsApplied Neuropsychology. Copyright © Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectBilingualismen_HK
dc.subjectCultureen_HK
dc.subjectEquivalenceen_HK
dc.subjectLanguageen_HK
dc.subjectTrail making testsen_HK
dc.titleThe impact of language on the equivalence of trail making tests: Findings from three pediatric cohorts with different language dominanceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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