Asian American Journal of Psychology, Vol 6 No 1 , (March 2015) Feature Article: “An Exploration of How Asian Americans Respond on the Personality Assessment Inventory” by Jenss Chang (Azusa Pacific University) & Steve R. Smith (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Dr. Jenss Chang has had a long time interest in psychological testing and increasing awareness around cultural issues for not only Asian immigrants, but also Asian Americans born in the U.S. Her initial interests on the impact of culture on psychological testing were sparked by her curiosity about how her Asian immigrant parents might respond on assessments normed and standardized with primarily White samples. How might cultural beliefs influence how Asian immigrants, like her parents, respond on personality inventories like the PAI? What are the implications that clinicians should be aware of in interpreting test scores for diverse AsianAmericans?
Drs. Chang and Smith’s original article is available for free download for a limited time at http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/aap/sample.aspx courtesy of the American Psychological Association Publications.
(Feature written by Fanny Ng for Asian American Psychological Association)