TitleKann die Konfundierung von Konzentrationsleistung und Aktivierung durch adaptives Testen mit dern FAKT vermieden werden? [Avoiding the confounding of concentration performance and activation by adaptive testing with the FACT]
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsFrey, A, Moosbrugger, H
JournalZeitschrift für Differentielle und Diagnostische Psychologie
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAdaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Concentration, Performance, Testing computerized adaptive testing

The study investigates the effect of computerized adaptive testing strategies on the confounding of concentration performance with activation. A sample of 54 participants was administered 1 out of 3 versions (2 adaptive, 1 non-adaptive) of the computerized Frankfurt Adaptive Concentration Test FACT (Moosbrugger & Heyden, 1997) at three subsequent points in time. During the test administration changes in activation (electrodermal activity) were recorded. The results pinpoint a confounding of concentration performance with activation for the non-adaptive test version, but not for the adaptive test versions (p = .01). Thus, adaptive FACT testing strategies can remove the confounding of concentration performance with activation, thereby increasing the discriminant validity. In conclusion, an attention-focusing-hypothesis is formulated to explain the observed effect. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA ) (journal abstract)