Accession Number : ADP005576

Title :   Use of the Shipley Institute of Living Scale to Estimate Intelligence in Army Health Care Facilities,

Corporate Author : ARMY HOSPITAL NUERNBERG (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Waddell,Thomas R.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : In part one, a comparison is reported of the accuracy of full scale IQ predictions using two Shipley Institute of Living Scale procedures with two different populations. In part two, the results of a Fall 1986, survey of Army psychologists is reported regarding the use of the Shipley. A Shipley procedure for estimating WAIS-R IQ (Zachary, Crumpton & Spiegel, 1985) is shown to produce IQ estimates which much more closely approximate actual WAIS-R full scale IQs than use of the procedure presented in the Shipley manual published prior to 1985. This superiority was observed both with psychiatric patients and for subjects with suspected neuropsychological disorders. Army psychologists' Shipley use was surveyed regarding the following issues: frequency of use, setting and purpose of use, IQ estimate procedure used and degree of satisfaction with that procedure. The results of the survey show widespread use of the Shipley to estimate intelligence but continued use of older WAIS IQ estimation procedures in the majority of settings sampled. Degree of satisfaction with use of the Shipley to estimate intelligence was relatively high but did not covary with the estimation procedure employed.

Descriptors :   *INTELLIGENCE TESTS, *MENTAL DISORDERS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, PSYCHOMETRICS, MENTAL ABILITY, NEUROLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, ALCOHOLISM

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE