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Avaliação Psicológica

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OLIVEIRA, Juliana Célia de; PASSOS, Carolina Sertã  and  BARBOSA, Altemir José Gonçalves. Intellectual Giftedness: Comparisons between Assessment Testing and Nomination by the Parents. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.1, pp. 58-66. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to compare two types of measures (reasoning test and parent's nomination) used in the assessment of intellectual giftedness. Accordingly, the Reasoning Test Battery (BPR-5) and the parents version of the Overexcitability Scales, more specifically the Intellectual Overexcitability scale (SEI) were applied with elementary school students (n = 67) and their parents or guardians (n = 67), respectively. When comparing the two measures, it was observed that students who performed better in the BPR-5 also tended to receive higher means in the SEI. Significant positive correlations, which ranged from weak to moderate, were obtained between the SEI, the general reasoning ability, and some types of reasoning (verbal, abstract, and numeric). The comparison and positive associations between the two instruments indicate that both investigate related constructs. However, the measures should be considered as complementary rather than substitutive.

Keywords : overexcitability; giftedness; psychological evaluation.

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