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ESTEVES, Cristiano et al. Myokinetic Psychodiagnosis (PMK) results comparison between samples of the cities of Belo Horizonte, Recife and São Paulo. Psic [online]. 2004, vol.5, n.2, pp. 36-47. ISSN 1676-7314.

Myokinetic Psychodiagnosis (PMK) is an expressive graphic test used in Brazil for personality assessment. Although it is used mainly for psychological assessment of drivers' license, its use also extends to the areas of personnel's selection and psychodiagnosis. The present work was motivated by the need of establishing PMK norm tables for the several areas of the Brazil and its purpose is to compare the means of PMK measures obtained in Belo Horizonte with the means of Recife, São Paulo and the drivers' tables of the Manual do PMK (Mira, 1987). The sample was constituted of 356 males subjects in the cities of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Recife, which ages ranged from 18 to 66 years. The results indicated differences among the samples in the measures of the six characteristics evaluated by the test: Vital Tonus, Aggressiveness, "Vivential" Reaction, Emotivity, Tensional Dimension and Tensional Predominance. These data confirm the need of establishing norms for evaluating the test in each one of the studied regions.

Keywords : Myokinetic Psychodiagnostic; PMK; drivers psychological assessment; Personality assessment; Psychological assessment.

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