Validity and internal consistency evidence for grammatical analogy task

The present study investigated the validity of two tasks of grammatical analogy test focusing in derivational and flexional morphology. Two-hundred and seventeen children drawn from public schools enrolled in the second, third and fourth year of elementary school participated in the research. The children answer a task of phonological awareness (RACF) and two of morphological awareness. Evidence of validity for discrimination between series was found for the composite score of morphological awareness and for the derivational morphology task. Evidence of validity for the morphological awareness composite task was also met when its association with the RACF. The internal consistency task felt short of criterion and was adequate, Cronbach's Alpha of 0.66. The results show that the grammatical analogy task is a task that helps you access the morphological awareness of children.

metalinguistic awareness; linguistic abilities; morphological awareness


Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicologia e do Programa de Pós-graduação em Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte Caixa Postal 1622, 59078-970 Natal RN Brazil, Tel.: +55 84 3342-2236(5) - Natal - RN - Brazil
E-mail: revpsi@cchla.ufrn.br