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ERIC Number: EJ982026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Exploring the Reliability and Validity of the Social-Moral Awareness Test
Livesey, Alexandra; Dodd, Karen; Pote, Helen; Marlow, Elizabeth
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v25 n6 p553-570 Nov 2012
Background: The aim of the study was to explore the validity of the social-moral awareness test (SMAT) a measure designed for assessing socio-moral rule knowledge and reasoning in people with learning disabilities. Comparisons between Theory of Mind and socio-moral reasoning allowed the exploration of construct validity of the tool. Factor structure, reliability and discriminant validity were also assessed. Materials and Methods: Seventy-one participants with mild-moderate learning disabilities completed the two scales of the SMAT and two False Belief Tasks for Theory of Mind. Results: Reliability of the SMAT was very good, and the scales were shown to be uni-dimensional in factor structure. There was a significant positive relationship between Theory of Mind and both SMAT scales. Conclusions: There is early evidence of the construct validity and reliability of the SMAT. Further assessment of the validity of the SMAT will be required. (Contains 5 tables and 3 pictures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (London)