What about individuals from an indigenous minority group within a society when a normative sample is available for the entire society?

Answer: If the minority group was included in the normative sample for a society, then the overall scores for that society would be partly determined by the minority group’s scores. For minority groups who preserve the different cultural characteristics of another society for which ASR and ABCL norms are available, one option would be to display the minority individuals’ scores in relation to norms for that society. Associations of ethnicity with scores in particular societies are important foci for research, just as are associations with other demographic variables, such as age, gender, SES, and—in some societies—religion. In U.S. samples, the effects of ethnicity on ASEBA scores have generally been minimal when age, gender, and SES have been included in multivariate analyses (Achenbach, Dumenci, & Rescorla, 2002, 2003; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2000, 2001, 2003; Gross et al., 2006). However, continuing research on associations between scores and various definitions of minority and cultural group status is certainly warranted in the U.S. and other societies.

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