Ph.d.-forsvar: Marianne Thode Krogh

Kandidat

Marianne Thode Krogh

Titel

"Use of the Bayley-III in a Danish context. An investigation of cross-cultural differencies, language scale validity, predictive validity, and gender differences in a Danish sample”.

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Tid og sted

Mandag 29. april 2019 kl. 13:00
Københavns Universitet
Øster Farimagsgade 2A,
1353 København K.
CSS, bygning 2,  lokale 2.1.12
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Bedømmelsesudvalg

  • Professor Mso, Barbara Hoff Esbjørn, (chairperson), Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Professor, Arnold Lohaus, Department of Psychology, Universität Bielefeld, Germany.  
  • Professor, Anneloes van Baar, Centre for child and Adolescent Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Resumé 

The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development - Third Edition (Bayley-III) is a widely used psychological test that measures the cognitive, language and motor developmental level of infants and toddlers. The purpose of the present thesis was to investigate cross-cultural differences in Bayley-III test scores, the validity of the language scale, the predictive validity of the test, and gender differences in Bayley-III test scores and test-taking behavior. The results showed that Danish children scored significantly higher on the language scale than American children, and that the three main scales from the Bayley-III differed regarding predictive validity. Furthermore, gender differences in Bayley-III scores were found from 10 months and onwards, with girls in all cases achieving higher scores than boys. The results suggest that when using the Bayley-III in countries other than the US, it is important to be aware that cross-cultural differences can affect test scores. Furthermore, Bayley-III test scores are not necessarily predictive of future developmental levels, and at certain ages, gender may affect test scores.