The relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African children

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Kevin G F en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Schoeman, Fransien en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-02T14:15:32Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-02T14:15:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Schoeman, F. 2011. The relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African children. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12655
dc.description Includes bibliographical references en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Socioeconomic status (SES) plays a significant role in neuropsychological performance, with several empirical research studies reporting that low-SES children score more poorly on cognitive tasks than do high-SES children, even when IQ is statistically controlled. However, cognitive ability is not depressed across the board among low-SES children. Rather, abilities have been linked to specific neurocognitive systems. However, in South Africa there is a lack of local research focusing specifically on the link between SES and children's neuropsychological performance. The aim of the current study, therefore, was to investigate the relationship between SES and neuropsychological performance in a sample of South African children (divided into three SES-based groups) between the ages of 7- and 10-years old, with specific focus on the domains of attention, memory, and executive functioning. In addition, I aimed to provide preliminary normative data, stratified by age and SES, for the test battery used in this study. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Research Psychology en_ZA
dc.title The relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African children en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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