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ALMEIDA, Leandro S et al. REASONING TESTS BATTERY (BPR-5): EXPLORATORY STUDY WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.2, pp. 155-162. ISSN 1677-0471.
This paper describes an exploratory application of the Reasoning Tests Battery to college students. Norms of this battery are related to basic and secondary education students, and it is important to analyze validity coefficients with college students in face of the insufficient number of collective application tests to the cognitive assessment in adults. A sample formed by 330 college students was considered in this study, most of them female (63.3%). With this reasoning battery, the study included the administration of two g factor tests (matrices). Correlation and exploratory factor analysis data basically suggest all these tests are assessing fluid intelligence (Gf), even though a second factor appears on basis of verbal and numerical reasoning tests. As these both tests are related to the students´ academic experiences, this second factor can be related to the crystallized intelligence (Gc)
Keywords : Reasoning Tests Battery; Fluid intelligence (Gf); Reasoning; College students.