Chapter 2. Culture and Mental Health Assessment

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member1 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow2
  1. Bonnie A. Green PhD Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch2

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

How to Cite

Green, B. A. (2009) Culture and Mental Health Assessment, in Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice (eds S. Eshun and R. A. R. Gurung), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

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Keywords:

  • culture and mental health assessment;
  • science of measurement - psychometrics, science of measuring psychological phenomenon;
  • challenges in translating measures;
  • art and science of test administration and interpretation;
  • quality measure mandates quality administration;
  • biases or beliefs of test administrator in altering performance of test taker;
  • cultural differences pronounced in studies comparing implicit attitudes cross-culturally

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Science of Measurement

  • Challenges in Translating Measures

  • The Art and Science of Test Administration and Interpretation

  • In Closing

  • References