The Effects of Demographic Variables and Stereotype Threat on Black/White Differences in Cognitive Ability Test Performance

@article{McKay2003TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Demographic Variables and Stereotype Threat on Black/White Differences in Cognitive Ability Test Performance},
  author={Patrick F. McKay and D. Doverspike and Doreen Bowen-Hilton and Quintonia D. McKay},
  journal={Journal of Business and Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={1-14}
}
  • Patrick F. McKay, D. Doverspike, +1 author Quintonia D. McKay
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Business and Psychology
  • The present study examined whether a set of demographic variables and stereotype threat could explain African-American/White mean differences in cognitive ability test performance. African Americans and Whites were found to significantly differ in stereotype threat and educational attainment of participants' fathers (i.e., father education). In moderate support of our study hypothesis, stereotype threat and father education partially mediated race differences in cognitive ability test scores… CONTINUE READING
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