Clinical Validity of the NIMHANS Sentence Completion Test for Children and Adolescents
Indian Journal of Mental Health(IJMH)
The present study, aims to examine the adjustment and social problem solving skills in children with emotional and behavioral problems using the NIMHANS Sentence Completion test for Children and Adolescents (NSCT). NIMHANS Sentence Completion test for Children and Adolescents is a standardized semi projective test for children and adolescents in the Indian setting. The test has 75 items, which are easy to follow and culturally relevant. The test has been developed following the steps prescribed
... he steps prescribed for construction of a psychological test and the test has sound psychometric properties.In the current study the sample consisted of 30 The sample also consisted of 30 normal children selected from English medium schools. The results indicate that NSCT correlated significant with 'Psychosocial Stress' as assessed by the DPCL (r=0.35) which was significant at the .05 level). That is higher the stress, poorer the adjustment as measured by the NSCT. Apart from this comprehensive qualitative analysis also indicates significant difference in the way clinical and normal children respond to the items. The results indicate good clinical validity of the scale. The authors have also enclosed the NSCT in the article giving readers an opportunity to use it for clinical or research based application of the test.