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Avaliação Psicológica

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NAKANO, Tatiana de Cássia. Issues presented by instruments not approved on Satepsi. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.2, pp.121-130. ISSN 1677-0471.

Recent efforts in the psychological assessment area and the importance of an evaluation system created by the Federal Council of Psychology, motivated the development of this study. With the objective to identify the reasons why tests are not approved on Satepsi, the list with all of them (83 in total) and 59 feedbacks available were consulted. The analysis showed that most part of this instruments (n = 58) was already available on the market before the publication of the resolution in 2001, which justifies, in part, the lack of studies that meet the minimum criteria established. It should be noted that until that time there were any type of regarding the quality of tests. The results indicated that most of problems presented to these instruments involve the personality and intelligence constructs, and indicate problems with studies of validity, reliability and standardization, although noted problems with theoretical support and mistakes in the use of statistical analysis.

Keywords : psychological assessment; psychological tests; psychometric criteria.

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