Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Cross-Validation of the Finger Tapping Test as an Embedded Performance Validity Test
by Villalobos, Jason Matthew, Psy.D., Alliant International University, 2017, 44; 10621375
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the study is to investigate accuracy of the Arnold et al. Finger Tapping cut-offs in a new, large sample of “real world” credible and non-credible male and female patients. The purpose of the research is to cross-validate cut-offs for use of the Finger Tapping Test as a performance validity measure. The original cut-offs were published by Arnold et al. (2005) and it is important to cross-validate cut-offs on new populations to show that specificity/sensitivity data are stable and replicable. The data used from the archival data set are finger tapping test scores, age, educational level, gender, ethnicity, diagnosis, compensation-seeking status (whether or not the person is in a lawsuit or attempting to obtain disability), and scores on other performance validity tests used for assigning subjects to credible and noncredible groups.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Boone, Kyle
Commitee: Miora, Deborah
School: Alliant International University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 79/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Arnold, Cross-validation, Feigning, Finger-tapping, Malingering, Performance validity test
Publication Number: 10621375
ISBN: 9780355235760
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