International Academic Journal of Humanities

  • ISSN 2454-2245

Validity and Reliability Benton visual-Retention test in braininjured diag nosis of 8 to 10 years old children in Tehran

Farzaneh Motamedi,Bagher Ghobari Bonab and Sohila Mohabat

Abstract: The objective of present study is to review the validity and reliability in brain-injured diagnosis of 8 to 10 years old children in Tehran. A group of one hundred elementary school students in second to fourth grade was adopted in a multi stage cluster sampling. The second group was 30 children who referred to neurology centers and was matched according to age, sex and academic grade and intelligence quotient (IQ) with normal children. For the study of test validity “two parallel forms” administration and “one from with two different” administration were applied. Accordingly the test was carried out for one hundred 8 to 10 years old (male and female) children. The validity coefficient for two parallel forms an immediate reconstruction administration was 0/74 and as delayed reconstruction administration was 0/69 while the validity coefficient for C from with two administrations was 0/80 and the validity coefficient for E from with two administrations was 0/83. For the collection of evidence relating to validity of groups differences, two independent means by using T-test and Z- test respectively and the evidence concerning convergent validity by using correlation coefficient with Bender-Gestalt test were applied. The results showed that in Benton Visual –Retention test the brain –injured children have discriminatory power with respect to normal children. Generally, the findings of the present study indicate that Benton Visual – Retention test may be used as a simple and valid test for assessment of brain – injured in 8 to 10 simple and valid test for assessment of brain-injured in 8 to 10 years old children of Tehran

Keywords: Validity, Reliability, Benton visual-Retention test

Page: 1-9

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2017