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Reliability of the Advanced Psychodiagnostic Interpretation (API) Scoring System for the Bender Gestalt.
Assessment
  • Ernest J. Aucone
  • Alan J. Raphael
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • Patricia Espe-Pfeifer
  • Jen Seldon
  • Tanya Pospisil
  • Liane Dornheim
  • Zoe Proctor-Weber
  • Michael Calabria
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-1-1999
Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Bender-Gestalt Test,
  • Bipolar Disorder,
  • Conduct Disorder,
  • Florida,
  • Middle Aged,
  • Observer Variation,
  • Personality Disorders,
  • Psychometrics,
  • Reproducibility of Results,
  • Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
This study assesses the interrater reliability of the revised Advanced Psychodiagnostic Interpretation (API) scoring system for the Bender Gestalt Test (BGT). The API scoring system identifies 207 possible distortions in a BGT protocol. Agreement across nine raters exceeded 90% for each of three clinical protocols. Kappa statistics indicated that the API system exhibited good interrater reliability. Further research is necessary in such areas as test-retest reliability and validity to further demonstrate the effectiveness of the procedure.
DOI
10.1177/107319119900600310
Citation Information
Ernest J. Aucone, Alan J. Raphael, Charles J. Golden, Patricia Espe-Pfeifer, et al.. "Reliability of the Advanced Psychodiagnostic Interpretation (API) Scoring System for the Bender Gestalt." Assessment Vol. 6 Iss. 3 (1999) p. 301 - 304 ISSN: 1073-1911
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/165/