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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto  and  VENDRAMINI, Claudette Maria Medeiros. Psychometric parameters: comparative study between intelligence and personality tests. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2003, vol.16, n.1, pp. 177-182. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722003000100018.

Nowadays, the validity and the reliability of psychological tests are being very questioned and discussed. The current study aims to evaluate the validity, the reliability and the existence of Brazilian standardization in 43 psychological tests commercialized in Brazil, being 22 of intelligence and 21 of personality. The tests have been compared concearning the publication period in Brazil. The results have indicated that there is a bigger number of instruments published in the 1980´s and 1990´s, that the intelligence tests present more studies of standardization, validity and reliability, even though there hasn´t been significant difference among the groups tests (intelligence and personality). New studies must be developed aiming to promote the psychological tests and the area of psychological assessment, as a whole.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; psychological tests; validity; reliability; standardization.

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