Development and validation of a self-report questionnaire of visuoperceptual ability

Michael Seidenberg, Kimberly Kerns, Sheri A. Berenbaum, Wiley Mittenberg

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The investigation and development of self-report measures of cognitive ability have focused primarily on memory functions. We report on the development and validation of a questionnaire of visuoperceptual ability. A 45-item questionnaire was developed on a rational basis to assess self-ratings of visual perceptual and spatial ability. The questionnaire was administered to a sample of 68 neurologically normal adults aged 20-75 years. Reliability (internal and 6 month retest) for the questionnaire was satisfactory. Validity was established by relating questionnaire responses to objective test performance on measures of visual-perceptual functioning and nonvisual perceptual functioning. These findings indicate that it is possible to assess reliably and accurately the self-report ratings of visuoperceptual ability. Similarities and differences of these findings and those reported for self-report measures of memory ability are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalNeuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neurology
  • General Psychology


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