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Stereotype Threat Spillover and SAT Scores SAT

Author(s):
Walker, Michael E.; Bridgeman, Brent
Publication Year:
2008
Report Number:
RR-08-28, CBR-2008-02
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
10
Subject/Key Words:
Stereotype Threat, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Abstract

Performance on the subsequent reading section of members of a stereotype threat group (i.e., women) who took the math section first was compared to performance of those who took the reading or writing section first. Results were inconsistent with the stereotype threat spillover hypothesis and serve to justify the warning of Cullen, Hardison, and Sackett (2004) to exercise caution in generalizing lab findings on stereotype threat to operational testing situations.

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