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Avaliação Psicológica

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FRANCA, Alex Bacadini  and  SCHELINI, Patrícia Waltz. Semantic analysis and validity evidence of the Metacognitive Scale for the Elderly. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.3, pp. 333-341. ISSN 1677-0471.

This research aimed to investigate content validity evidence and to perform semantic analysis of scale items for assessment of metacognition in the elderly. To investigate the evidence of content validity, the scale was analyzed by experts. The concordance index resulting from the analysis of expert responses was 68%. Semantic analysis was performed using scale application to a pilot sample of 15 individuals between 60 and 83 years old. These investigations resulted in wording modifications in the instructions and in the items, as well as in the scale descriptors.

Keywords : metacognition; elderly; measurements.

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