MFF. MATCHING FAMILIAR FIGURES

Author:
Jerome Kagan
Polish adaptation:
Anna Matczak (1992)
Age:
Children and adolescents.
Procedure:
Individual administration, no time limit, approx. 15 min.
Test users:
Psychologists (psychology diploma required).

The MFF measures reflection-impulsivity, i.e., a dimension of cognitive style relating to individual control over one’s cognitive functions.

DESCRIPTION: The MFF consists of 12 test trials (and two practice trials). The material comes in the form of pictures. The subject has to search six versions of a figure for the one which is identical with the presented model.

RELIABILITY: Satisfactory internal consistency and stability (test-retest within a six-month period).

VALIDITY: Established correlation of reflection-impulsivity with school grades. Research has also confirmed the construct validity of the test.

NORMS: Tentative norms (means, medians, quartiles, standard deviations) for children aged 9-17.

APPLICATIONS: In addition to intellectual assessment. Cognitive style is an important determinant of the degree to which intellectual potential is utilized.

MATERIALS:
•    Kit (manual, test booklet, 25 answer sheets)
•    Test booklet
•    Manual
•    Answer sheets (25 copies)

Please note: All of our tests are published in Polish. There are not available other language versions of our tools.

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