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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1953. Department of Educational Psychology and Measurements.


Copyright 1953, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of age and socio-economic factors upon the relationship of Stanford-Binet ratings and group test scores. The study was based upon the recorded Stanford Binet ratings of 673 individuals, living in Lincoln or its vicinity, whose parents’ socio-economic status was determined through use of the Lincoln City Directory.Placement into one of six different major socio-economic categories followed from the checking of the Directory.A comparison was made between the Stanford-Binet Scale and one or the other of two group mental tests. Data pertaining to the group tests were secured by screening the records of the 673 persons in the Office of Pupil Accounting and Guidance, Lincoln Public Schools. A total of 296 children had participated in the school testing program.The total population and each of the major socio-economic levels were then divided into various age groupings.The central tendencies, standard deviations, and “t” values between means, laterally and longitudinally, gave a relatively complete picture of the relationship between socio-economic groups and within socio-economic groups, at the various levels.

Advisor: Warren R. Baller