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Avaliação Psicológica

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OTONI, Fernanda  and  RUEDA, Fabián Javier Marín. Bender Test: Screening Version for Evaluation of Perceptive-Motor Maturity. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.3, pp. 316-324. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study sought evidence of content and criteria validity for the screening version of the Bender - Gradual Scoring System. For this, 693 children of both sexes, between 6 and 10 years of age (M = 8.42; SD = 1.38), reproduced three figures. The results indicated that Figure 3 had a greater level of difficulty, with a greater level of perceptive-motor maturity required for its execution. Figures 7a and 7b, although overlapping, were easier to reproduce. It was found that the errors of distortions in the reproduction of figures tended to gradually decrease as the child's age increased. Another point observed was that the three figures did not present differential functioning for the items between girls and boys, nor were any mean performance differences found. These findings suggest that the screening version is a promising proposition for use in the evaluation of perceptive-motor maturity.

Keywords : Bender's test; visual-motor ability; psychological assessment; psychometry.

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