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

dc.contributor.advisorThomas, Kevin G Fen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSchoeman, Fransienen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-02T14:15:32Z
dc.date.available2015-04-02T14:15:32Z
dc.date.issued2011en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical referencesen_ZA
dc.description.abstractSocioeconomic 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.identifier.apacitationSchoeman, F. (2011). <i>The relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African children</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12655en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSchoeman, Fransien. <i>"The relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African children."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12655en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSchoeman, 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.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Schoeman, Fransien AB - 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. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 T1 - The relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African children TI - The relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African children UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12655 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/12655
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSchoeman F. The relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African children. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 2011 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12655en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherResearch Psychologyen_ZA
dc.titleThe relationship between socioeconomic status and neuropsychological performance in 7-10 year-old South African childrenen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen_ZA
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