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Assessing Assessment Among Hmong Individuals: Review of Existing Literature

27 July 2007


A review of existing scholarly literature on psychological assessment with Hmong individuals was conducted. Factors influencing cross-cultural assessment were examined. Obstacles with cross-cultural assessment were also considered, including such concepts as language and test content bias, lack of statistical norms for various cultures, differences in test-taking skills and comfort with measures, misinterpretation of test data, and difficulty debriefing and explaining results to clients from underrepresented cultures. Summaries and reviews were provided for published journal articles on the topics of laboratory, projective, and a variety of objective psychological assessments with Hmong populations. The discussion addressed the need for continued research of assessment measures with Hmong individuals, and included important findings and limitations from existing literature on this subject matter.


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