Stan, potrzeby i perspektywy diagnostyki psychologicznej w Republice Czeskiej
Mojmir Svoboda, Helena Klimusová
Rocznik: 2006 Tom: 12 Numer: 1
The study presents selected results of the research project called Conditions, Demands, and Prospects of Psychological Assessment in the Czech Republic. The principal objective of the research project was to explore the range of assessment methods used by Czech psychologists, and to examine whether the assessment methods are used adequately, what is the assessment context of their use, what are the psychometric standards of the methods, what are the forms of the methods, and what kind of methods (or particular tests) are needed or else dismissed. The survey was conducted on a sample of 316 psychologists. Psychologists working in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, managerial psychology, and armed forces were represented in following proportions: 4 : 3 : 2 : 1. We present an overview of the most utilized methods in the areas of assessment of intelligence, cognitive functioning, personality and personality pathology, development, neuropsychological functioning, and interpersonal relations; besides the ranks of the methods, the summary of evaluations of the methods is given. The utilization of the methods or their categories by the Czech psychologists is based not on the psychometric qualities of the methods but on other factors, as their clarity, brevity, ease of administration and assessment of the results. Interestingly, newly introduced methods are underrepresented in the overview of the utilized methods.