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Ethical Issues Related to Psychological Testing in Africa: What I Have Learned (So Far)
Online Readings in Psychology and Culture
  • Cheryl D. Foxcroft, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Publication Date
10-1-2011
Abstract
This article attempts to introduce readers to what I have learned regarding ethical issues in psychological testing in Africa. The core ethical consideration of how to best cater for cultural and linguistic diversity so as to be sensitive to test-takers' cultural backgrounds and values during the testing process is highlighted. Thereafter, specific issues to consider and address before using tests in an assessment or research context are presented. This is followed by a discussion on the ethical issues that an assessment practitioner needs to deal with during and after testing. Throughout, examples relevant to the multicultural African context are provided to illustrate specific ethical issues.
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Citation Information
Cheryl D. Foxcroft. "Ethical Issues Related to Psychological Testing in Africa: What I Have Learned (So Far)" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cheryl_foxcroft/2/