A pilot investigation of the effects of stress on neuropsychological performance in Asian-Indians in the United States

Ayesha Nagra, Reid L. Skeel, Tamara Penix Sbraga

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Abstract

The present study evaluated the effects of stress and the ethnicity of the examiner on neuropsychological performance in a sample of Asian-Indian males in the United States. Participants were 60 Asian-Indian college students randomly assigned to one of four conditions in a 2 × 2 factorial design. The first factor was level of stress induction and the second was ethnicity of examiners. Results suggested that both stress inducing instructions and examiner ethnicity impacted highly demanding tasks, while moderately difficult tasks were less sensitive to ethnicity of the examiner. Results also indicate that examiners should recognize the potential impact of ethnicity and heightened level of stress when administering and interpreting neuropsychological measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-63
Number of pages10
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural population
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Stress

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