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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 1165-1169
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.1165.1169
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Normalizing the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test Among 6-10 Year-Old Children

Gholamreza Rajabi

This research is aimed at normalizing the visual-motor Bender Gestalt Test among 1014 students (693 boys and 321 girls) that focused on Koppit′z system for administration and scoring. Findings indicated a test-retest reliability coefficient (after 4 weeks) of 0.81 (p≤0.001). There was a significant negative correlation between BGT scores, Good enough-Harris Drawing Test (r = -0.36; N = 80) and Colored Progressive Matrices Children Test (r = -0.41; N = 117). However, gender-related differences were found to be significant (p≤0.0001); and males attained higher error mean scores than their female counterparts. Also, age-related differences were significant that is older children attained lower error mean scores than younger children (8 and 7 year-old age-groups children). The results showed perceptual performance improvement with students′ increasing age, especially for 9 and 10 years-old ones, which is consistent with Koppit′z maturational hypothesis.
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Gholamreza Rajabi , 2009. Normalizing the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test Among 6-10 Year-Old Children. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 1165-1169.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.1165.1169






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