Title

Are stress and coping associated with WISC III performance among children?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1994

Publisher

Wiley

Abstract

This study examined the association between stress/coping variables and the newly developed Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--III (WISC-III) among children. Subjects included 98 children (72 males, 26 females), who ranged in age from 6 to 16 years and who were referred for multidisciplinary diagnostic testing during 1992-93. Demographic, DSM-III-R diagnostic, and testing data from the WISC-III were obtained from patient charts. Results suggest that stress and coping are associated with WISC-III performance among referred children in this archival and correlational study. Implications for future research are discussed.