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The development of a scoring system for the Gerontological Apperception Test.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11920699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To explore the viability of a revised and more differentiated scoring system for use with the Gerontological Apperception Test (GAT; Wolk & Wolk, 1971), 102 older adults (mean age = 68.3 years) were administered the GAT. Scoring criteria were developed to reflect a variety of constructs speaking to the interpersonal, health-related, and intrapsychic dimensions of the experience of later life. For each of these 20 GAT variables, indices of interscorer agreement exceeded 80%. Bivariate correlations suggested that 12 of 20 GAT dimension scores were related to chronological age as well as to scores derived from measures of crystallized and fluid ability. This also was true for 2 of 5 GAT factor scores. Not only do these data suggest that newly developed GAT variables can be reliably scored, but they also indicate that these more carefully differentiated variables relate to measures of intellectual functioning in theoretically meaningful ways. These findings therefore speak to the utility of the GAT using more carefully defined scoring criteria.
Authors:
Bert Hayslip; Jacqueline Francis; Lisa M Radika; Paul Lambert; Paul E Panek; Linda Bosmajian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical psychology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0021-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-28     Completed Date:  2002-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0217132     Medline TA:  J Clin Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton 76203, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activities of Daily Living
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Female
Geriatric Assessment*
Geriatric Psychiatry*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Personality Assessment*
Psychometrics
Quality of Life
Reproducibility of Results
Self Concept
Sensitivity and Specificity
Sexual Behavior

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