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Avaliação Psicológica

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PASQUALI, Luiz; WECHSLER, Solange  and  BENSUSAN, Edith. Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices for Children: a validation study for Brazil. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2002, vol.1, n.2, pp. 95-110. ISSN 1677-0471.

The purpose of the research was to establish the validity of the Colored Progressive Matrices (CPM) for Brazil. Data were gathered from a sample of 9,929 students of the public educational system of Brasilia, Brazil. Factor analysis showed the presence of four factors, which were recognized as analogical-abstract reasoning, analogical-concrete reasoning, perception of the gestalt, and deductive reasoning. However, only deductive reasoning (15 items) appeared consistent. Furthermore, the four factors showed substantial covariance, which allowed for the extraction of a general factor, composed of 25 of the 36 items, identified as analogical reasoning. The deductive reasoning and the general factor appeared difficult for the children, presenting an index of b = 0.82 and b = 0.52, respectively. The conclusion was that the CPM are adequate for the assessment of analogical reasoning of Brazilian children, but several items of the original test appeared useless and item 24 was inadequate.

Keywords : Raven; Colored Progressive Matrices; Test of intelligence.

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