A validation study of a transferred group intelligence test

Mordechai Miron*

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Abstract

The purpose of the research was to conduct a validation study of a transferred group intelligence test. The Lorge‐Thorndike Intelligence Test, Level A, Form 1 was translated to Hebrew and administered to an Israeli sample comparable to the original norming group. The results obtained were concerned with variability, reliability, validity, item analysis, intercorrelations among subtests, and factor analysis. While few comparisons of the Israeli sample with the original data were made, the validation of the transferred test was examined in the light of other criteria for evaluating a new test. The suitability of the transferred test for Israeli high achievers from high‐status families was supported by the results. The major conclusions were: (1) the total mean IQ scores of Israeli students were approximately the same as the American mean; (2) mean raw scores increased with age; (3) relative difficulty of individual items remained stable through translation and administration in Israeli culture, in three out of five subtests; (4) it appears reasonable to suggest that the factor structure of the translated test is consistent with the intent of the original.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-205
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1977

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