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Avaliação Psicológica

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VIEIRA, Philipe Gomes  and  VILLEMOR-AMARAL, Anna Elisa. Evidence of validity of Rorschach Performance Assessment System in the diagnosis of schizophrenia. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.1, pp. 53-62. ISSN 1677-0471.

The Rorschach method has proven an effective tool for personality assessment and identification of psychopathological patterns, in particular schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to seek validity evidences for the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) in a Brazilian context. Both R-PAS and the Magical Ideation Scale (MIS) were administered in 70 adults, 35 schizophrenic patients, and 35 non-patients. The results of the comparisons showed statistically significant differences for the variables (Hd), An, FQo, FQu, FQn, P, DV, DR, INC, CON, MAH, MAP, GHR, PHR, EII-3 and TP-Comp (p<0.05). There were positive and strong magnitude associations to the score obtained in MIS and the variables of the R-PAS, EII-3 and TP-Comp (r=0.84 and 0.85, respectively). Therefore the results can be interpreted as evidence of validity for the R-PAS in a Brazilian context.

Keywords : validity study; magical ideation scale; psychopathology; rorschach (r-pas); projective technique.

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