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An Initial Validation of the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT) for ChineseStudents in Japan

[Speaker] Shimada, Naoko K:1
[Co-author] Iida, Junko:1, Shi, Xiaoling:2, Tsuda, Yurika:3, Terashima, Hitomi:4, Li, Yuan Xiang:6, Funaki, Rei:5, Imamura, Yumika:1
1:University of Tsukuba (Japan), 2:University of Social Welfare (Japan), 3:National Center of Global Health and Medicine (Japan), 4:Wayo Women's University (Japan), 5:Ichihashi Clinic (Japan), 6:Kanagawa Earth Plaza Educational Consultation for Foreigners (Japan)

In a globalizing society, schools in Japan have an increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Some students experience learning and behavioral problems at school. In order to support those students, psychoeducational assessment will be helpful but there is no cognitive test for culturally and linguistically fair assessment in Japan. The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT) was developed and reported to be often used in the US. In order to help realize culturally and linguistically fair assessment in Japan, the present paper discusses the validity of the UNIT for its use in Japan. A total 23 Chinese students who live in Japan participated in the study. The average full scaled IQ score was 108.52(SD=13.19). The result of the further analyses will be discussed.
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