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Cuadernos de neuropsicología

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SOTO, César Merino. Bender gestalt visualmotor test and caras test: a exam of construct validity. Cuad. neuropsicol. [online]. 2011, vol.5, n.2, pp. 129-142. ISSN 0718-4123.

Research with new versions of the Bender Gestalt Test (TGB) has hardly attracted attention to the researchers of the Hispanic world, considering that this test is one of the most widely used psychological assessments. This study evaluates the construct validity of the modified version of TGB for children, relative to sustained attention assessed by the Caras Test. Both tests were applied to 90 children, aged between 5 and 8, in standardized conditions. The results indicate that the shared variance between the two measures is zero, even when applied disattenuated correlations for measurement error; also, no non-linear patterns were detected between the two variables. These correlations were consistent in the total sample and among subgroups of children. We discuss these results with respect to the limits of validity of this modified version of TGB in the Spanish language.

Keywords : Bender Gestalt Test; attention; validity; children; qualitative scoring system assessment.

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