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ROSSETI, Milena Oliveira et al. Validity Evidence of Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices in university students. PsicoUSF [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.2, pp. 177-184. ISSN 1413-8271.

The aim of the study was to find validity evidence of Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices in university students. The sample consisted of 369 university students from two private universities in the state of Sao Paulo, being a 104 (28,2%) of the masculine and 265 (71,8%) of the feminine. Regarding the courses, 167 (45,3%) is of Psychology, 111 (30,1%) is of Business Administration, 54 (14,6 %) is of Management of Human Resources and 37 (10%) is of Pedagogy. The results showed statistically significant difference of sex, with males having better performance in the instrument (t=4.21; p<0.01). The analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed significant difference between averages of the courses (F=13,8; p<0,00), and the courses that are differentiated in accordance with the test ad-hoc of Tukey were Administration and Psychology that obtained scores bigger than the others courses. The results demonstrated what the used instrument showed precisely to value aspects of the general intelligence at university students.

Palabras clave : Intelligence; Psychological assessment; Higher education.

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