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Avaliação Psicológica

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OLIVEIRA, Cyntia Mendes de; BANDEIRA, Claudia de Moraes  and  GIACOMONI, Claudia Hofheinz. Computerization and validation of optimism predictor tasks in children (TAPOC) instrument. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.2, pp. 183-191. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to adapt the Optimism Predictor Task in Children (TAPOC) into a to use in tablet and to investigate validity evidence of the computer-based version. Besides, sought to assess the optimism level of accessed children and possible differences between sex, type of school and cities. The study was carried out in two steps, computerization of the instrument and study of validity evidence. In the first, two professionals of Computer Science participated, two experts in Psychological Assessment and ten children with sample characteristics. In the second, the sample was composed by 238 children aged four to 10 years (M = 7.24, SD = 1.6), 133 from Porto Alegre-RS and 105 from Teresina-PI of public and private schools. The TAPOC-i showed satisfactory internal consistency (0.72) and significant correlations with other measures. It was identified a significant difference between sexs. Confirmatory factor analyze indicated that the model remained one dimensional.

Keywords : optimism; computerized instrument; children; TAPOC.

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