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Avaliação Psicológica

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MARQUES, Priscila do Nascimento; CORREA, Jane; OLIVEIRA, Rosinda Martins  and  CHARCHAT-FICHMAN, Helenice. Validity evidence for strategic scores on Verbal Fluency tasks in childhood. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.2, pp. 153-160. ISSN 1677-0471.

Strategic scores on phonological verbal fluency (PVF) tasks are used in the evaluation of executive and language skills of children, and two methods of scoring are employed: raw scores (RS) and rates (R). There is little evidence of validity for each. This paper aimed to describe the validity evidences of GV and R considering the strategic search model in PVF. The PVF tasks were administered in 106 healthy children of nine to 12 years old. In stepwise regression analysis (GV), the three strategic scores were significant predictors of total emissions. In R, only the mean cluster size was predictive. In principal component analysis, GV generated two factors (organization and flexibility); while R, only generated one bipolar factor (organization). In conclusion, GV showed more evidence of validity considering the multifactorial model of strategic search, which assumes executive organization skills and flexibility.

Keywords : children; psychometrics; executive function; neuropsychology.

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