Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Stephen L. O’Keefe
Delbert A. Lawhon
The Kaufinan Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT) as a valid screening instrument for the more comprehensive Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R) was studied. Both assessment instruments were administered to 34 subjects referred to a private psychological practice as part of a requested battery of test. Each test produces a verbal score, nonverbal score and combined verbal and nonverbal score. Results indicate that each section of the K-BIT has a significant correlation to its WAIS-R counterpart. The correlation between the verbal scores, nonverbal scores and the combined scores of the two instruments were .87, .78, and .88, respectively. The K-BIT appears to be an adequate screening device for the WAIS-R when the more comprehensive measure is not necessary.
Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test – Validity.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Validity.
Rayburn, Kimberly D., "A concurrent validity study of the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised" (1997). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1800.