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Terapia psicológica

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MANSILLA, Camila; VASQUEZ, Daniela  y  ESTRADA, Claudia. Norms pertinence of Raven for measuring vulnerable children population. Ter Psicol [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.1, pp. 73-80. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082012000100007.

Study about the pertinence in the utilization of available norms of measuring children who are part of the socially vulnerable population in the city of Punta Arenas. The evaluation of intellectual abilities is an important feature of the labor of specialists who conduct interventions in vulnerable underage population, even though there is little information about the psychometric quality of some of the instruments applied in the process. This is the case of the Raven's Progressive Matrices Test (1991) that thanks to its easy access, application and evaluation, is one of the most used screening test in Chile. The aim of this research is to evaluate the reliability of the use of available criteria, for that there were selected 75 subjects from residential systems of protection. The results prove that Chilean norms are closer to the observed averages. It is discussed the utility of the use of specific norms for this group and their both ethical and professional implications.

Palabras clave : Raven; underage population; socially vulnerable population.

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