ERIC Number: ED090295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Language and Adjustment Scales for the Thematic Apperception Test for Children 6-11 Years.
Neman, Janice; And Others
The report summarizes research on the development of an objective scoring system and the formulation of scales useful in the assessment of psychological development and normal behavior using a five-card, orally administered and tape-recorded version of the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT). The TAT language scales which were developed represent innovative measures of oral speech based on controlled samples of spontaneously produced speech and represent an important original contribution. The TAT language scales provide a basis for scoring verbal factors from actual samples of speech. National norms for children ages 6-11 are presented for these scales. Two studies are reported. In the first study, a major emphasis was placed on the development of usable scales, while in the second study, the major focus of the present report, involves cross validation and refinement of the scales, as well as provision of national norms for the scales. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Individual Characteristics, Language Acquisition, Norms, Personality Measures, Projective Measures, Psychological Needs, Racial Factors, Scoring, Speech Communication, Test Construction, Test Validity, Verbal Ability
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.05)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Texas Christian Univ., Fort Worth. Inst. of Behavioral Research.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Thematic Apperception Test