Verification of the narratives test with perseveration responses on the Wisconsin Card Sorting and category tests

Cardinal Scholar

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Fischer, Wyman E. en_US Stephaniv, Walter Michael en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:33Z 2011-06-03T19:31:33Z 1985 en_US 1985
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1985 .S73 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was: (a) to replicate those parts of the Pontius and Ruttiger (1976) study in which they found a lower frequency of the ability to express maturity in narrative stories (appropriate change of behavior during an intervening circumstance) within a group(b) to verify with an accepted measure of frontal lobe dysfunction (Wisconsin Card Sorting Test) the conclusion of Pontius and Ruttiger that subjects can be classified into two groups, one demonstrating frontal lobe dysfunction and Level IV of juvenile delinquents versus a group ofnormal controls; the other demonstrating normal frontal lobe development, on the basis of the Narratives Test; and (c) to determine the efficacy of a newly developed Perseveration Response as a measure of frontal lobe dysfunction.The effectiveness of the Narratives Test as a measure of fronal lobe dysfunction could not be verified as determined by its relationship with the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test.It was, however, concluded, on the basis of a successful replication, that the Narratives Test canconsistently measure Level IV maturity but that there is no basis to specifically associate an inability to change behavior appropriately in reponse to an intervening circumstance in narrative stories with frontal lobe dysfunction.Even though that part of the Pontius and Ruttiger (1976) study dealing specifically with juvenile delinquents was successfully replicated, results of the present study relating to normals differed significantly from the Pontius and Ruttiger findings.The present study identified a significantly lower frequency of Level IV maturity failures among normals than was true in the Pontius and Ruttiger study.Based on the correlation between the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test and the Perseveration Category Error Score, the present study did not support the validity of this scoring procedure as a viable measure of frontal lobe dysfunction. A verification of the Perseveration Category Error Score with a sample of documented frontal lobe patients and matched control groups is suggested. en_US
dc.format.extent 89 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquents. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neuropsychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. en_US
dc.title Verification of the narratives test with perseveration responses on the Wisconsin Card Sorting and category tests en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Doctoral Dissertations [3248]
    Doctoral dissertations submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University doctoral candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

Show simple item record

Search Cardinal Scholar


My Account