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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Le Grange, Sezanne Marle
Email s23038153@tuks.co.za
URN etd-09222010-173604
Document Title Factors influencing performance on a computerised neuropsychological test battery
Degree Master of Arts
Department Psychology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof N Cassimjee Supervisor
Keywords
  • South Africa
  • neuropsychology
  • acculturation
  • personality
  • emotion
  • executive functioning
Date 2010-09-03
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Abstract

To date variables such as acculturation, language and ethnicity within the neuropsychological test literature have been underreported. South Africa presents with a dynamically acculturative society and there is a need to bring into focus these issues within the field of neuropsychological testing. This study investigates the association between acculturation, computerised neuropsychological test performance and personality variables (the temperament and character dimensions). Results from a pilot sample of sixty-three South African university students yielded significant associations between various neuropsychological domains and cultural aspects as measured by an acculturation scale as well as certain personality traits as measured by a temperament and character inventory. The study supports literature evidencing correlations between personality and neuropsychological outcomes in clinical and community samples residing in diverse cultural milieus.

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Le Grange, SM 2010, Factors influencing performance on a computerised neuropsychological test battery, MA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-09222010-173604/ >

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