The attempt to assess the endowment of individuals among different cultures or subcultures has been an ever-present challenge to psychology and education. This particular assessment problem is not only one of considerable academic interest but also one of applied interest, since there is a growing need for reliable and valid instruments to be used for practical purposes. This present study was initiated by a research project which is studying basic problems associated with the present and anticipated needs of a changing Eskimo society. One specific problem under investigation has been to develop further means of identifying individuals capable of benefiting from specialized services.
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1384.