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Avaliação Psicológica

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HECK, Vanessa Stumpf et al. Validation of the verbal subtests from WASI adapted version. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.1, pp. 33-42. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aims to verify validity evidences of the verbal subtests from the adapted version of the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI). A correlation analysis was performed with Verbal Reasoning (VR) and Abstract Reasoning (AR) from BPR-5 and Vocabulary and Similarities subtests of the WASI adapted version. Fourty-six students (mean age = 13.54 years; sd = 1.11) with elementary school education (6th, 7th and 8th grades) from a public school in Porto Alegre participated in this study. Statistically significant correlations were found (p<0.05) between moderate and high (0.51 to 0.77). The correlations between VR, Vocabulary and Similarities were higher than the ones between AR and the WASI´s subtests. This could be explained by the fact that RA comprises geometric figures, whereas the others comprise words. The findings suggest that the WASI adapted version fulfill validity evidences criteria.

Keywords : Adaptation of Psychological Tests; Test Validity; Intelligence Measures.

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