You are here

Hsu, "Performance of primary school children in Taiwan on Berry's Developmental Test of visual-motor integration," 1997

USC thesis in Children's Studies.
August 26, 2009
Print

Hsiao-Yin Hsu, M.A.

Abstract (Summary)
The purposes of this study were to compare VMI performance of Taiwanese children with the 1989 American normative data, and to examine the concurrent validity of the VMI with Taiwanese children in relation to gender and chronological age.

A total of 151 children in suburban Taipei in grades 1, 4 and 6 were administered the VMI. In contrast to previous research, the results of this study suggest that Taiwanese children do not perform significantly better than American norms on the VMI. This indicates that the VMI American norm-referenced scores might be applied meaningfully to Taiwanese children in grades 1, 4, and 6.

The high correlation between VMI raw score and age, as well as no gender difference in VMI performance in Taiwanese children, indicate that the VMI is a valid developmental test when used with Taiwanese children.

Advisor: Darham, L. Diane

Print

Events

March 27, 2019 - 4:30pm
Los Angeles, California

Michael Dunne, author of American Wheels: Chinese Roads, will focus on General Motors in China since 1989. The discussion will be followed by a short introduction to the Mark L. Moody collection at the USC East Asian Library. 

April 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a screening of an episode of the Assignment: China series on American media coverage of China. This episode focuses on the work of journalists covering the massive demonstrations that rocked Beijing in spring 1989. Followed by a Q&A with USCI's Mike Chinoy, who covered the demonstrations for CNN.