Performance on original and a Chinese version of Trail Making Test Part B

A normative bilingual sample

Lei Lu, E. D. Bigler

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Abstract

This study examined an equivalent of Trail Making Test Part B for native Chinese speakers. Digit Symbol Coding and Trail Making Test Parts A and B were administered to American and Chinese students from an American university. The Chinese group also took a modified Trails B test where numbers in Chinese characters replaced English letters. Independent-samples t tests showed no difference between American and Chinese groups on the Digit Symbol Coding and Trails A, but a difference on Trails B (p <.05). The Chinese group's modified Trails B performance showed no difference from the American group's original Trails B performance. These findings suggest equivalence of Digit Symbol Coding and Trails A for American and Chinese groups, but a longer Trails B completion time for the Chinese group. This finding indicates a language bias of Trails B for Chinese - English bilinguals. Thus, the Chinese version of Trails B is preferable for native Chinese speakers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Neuropsychology
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bilingual
  • Chinese
  • Digit Symbol Coding
  • Neuropsychology
  • Trail Making Test

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  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Performance on original and a Chinese version of Trail Making Test Part B : A normative bilingual sample. / Lu, Lei; Bigler, E. D.

In: Applied Neuropsychology, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2000, p. 243-246.

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