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Avaliação Psicológica

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GOLINO, Mariana Teles Santos et al. Investigating evidence of content and structural validity in cognitive training tasks for the elderly. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.3, pp. 278-292. ISSN 1677-0471.

The present article reports the results of two validity studies conducted in a cognitive training session for the elderly. The theoretical model adopted for the intervention predicted the stimulation of five cognitive abilities. A content validity study was conducted through a panel of judges including 16 experts in the field. The results pointed to a low agreement between the evaluators (Fleiss Kappa index = 0.11; -0.02 < icc < 0.12, p = 0.18). A structural validity study investigated the replicability of the theoretical model in a Bayesian factor analysis. The results pointed to fit and convergence of the five-factor model (Heidel's diagnostic test: p <0.05 for the items); however, the task distribution was not fully confirmed in the empirical model. The report concludes with partial confirmation of the theoretical model adopted for the training.

Keywords : Cognitive training; Content validity; Structural validity.

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