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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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LOPES, Renata Ferrarez Fernandes; MOREIRA, Ana Paula Gomes; GUIMARAES, Claudiane Aparecida  and  LOPES, Ederaldo José. Psychometric characteristics of the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT) Standard Battery: a preliminary study. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.2, pp. 273-282. ISSN 1413-8557.

This work aimed to study psychometric characteristics of the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT) - Standard Battery in a sample of 77 subjects. The UNIT subtests evaluated the attention abilities for detail, sequential processing, symbolic mediation, concepts formation, integration visormotor, abstract thought, holistic processing, synthesis capacity, among others. As the UNIT is a non-verbal test, the communication between applicator and the subject was made starting from universal gestures, and 100% of the participants were able of comprehend instructions. An analysis of main components (PC) indicated the presence of 1 component (factor g) that explains 90,01% of the total variance. The Internal consistency coefficient (split-half) was very satisfactory (0,99). The results obtained, until the present moment, showed that the test has application viability, configuring itself as an option for the verbal well-known intellectual tests.

Keywords : Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test; Psychometrics; Psychological assessment.

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