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Avaliação Psicológica

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RUEDA, Fabián Javier Marín. Evidence for Criterion validity of attention tests for psychological assessment in the traffic context. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.2, pp. 234-240. ISSN 1677-0471.

The aim of the research was to obtain validity evidence based on external criteria for tests that evaluate attention and which are commonly used in the assessment of motor vehicle drivers. Participants were 300 individuals from the State of Paraná who answered to the instruments at the time of obtaining their driver's licenses (CNH), in 2010. After four years, in 2014, the history of infractions of these drivers was obtained from the department of traffic of Paraná (DETRAN-PR). The results did not show significant differences in test scores comparing the group of drivers with infraction records and those without infraction records. There were also no significant correlation between the performance in the tests and the number of infractions and points in the CNH. Further studies are necessary in the field, considering other variables involved in the context of traffic, such as involvement in accidents with and without fatalities, relating the results of the theoretical and practical tests with the performance in the evaluation, among others.

Palabras clave : traffic psychology; attention; psychological assessment; criterion validity; psychological testing.

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