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Avaliação Psicológica

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REZENDE, Luciene Luiza  and  PASQUALI, Luiz. Memory of Reports Test: construction of an instrument for the selection of police officers. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.1, pp. 43-57. ISSN 1677-0471.

Considering the police context, a psychological test with 32 items was built to measure memory of reports. The theoretical bases for the test's construction were the Eyewitness Testimony Paradigm, analised on a criminological context, and the Meaning Based Representation literature. The test consists of a story narration, followed by an evaluation of the kind of recognition. All items were submitted to judges' analysis, semantics evaluation, and subsequently applied to a sample of 319 subjects. After the strutural analysis of the collected data, two components were found: memory and inference (KMO: 0.81 and the alphas of Cronbach: 0.83 and 0.66, respectively). A regression analysis was also realized for each of the components using the enter method. The predictive variables were the elements collected from demographical variables and self perception. The results showed a negative and significant correlation between the test components and the variable of general self perception of memory.

Keywords : Psychological test; Memory; Inference.

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