Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 30 April 2021
Reliability and Validity of the Turkish Version of Aurora-a Intelligence Test Battery
Ayşe Esra Aslan, Sümeyra Soysal
Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa (Turkey), Necmettin Erbakan University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Triarchic Intelligence Theory, Measurement of Intelligence, Adaptation of Intelligence Test, Factor Analysis
The Aurora-a test battery was applied to 520 students who were between the ages of 9 and 12 attending public and private schools in Istanbul to create the Turkish version of the Aurora-a Intelligence Test Battery (Aurora-a_TR), which was developed for children aged 9-12 years based on the Triarchic Intelligence Theory. The three sub-test scores that measured verbal intelligence in the original form were excluded from the analyses since they were not suitable for statistical analysis. The validity evidence of Aurora-a_TR test was obtained by Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Reliability Analyses. The analyses supported the three-factor Triarchic Intelligence Model with strong evidence, which also included the fourteen subtests. It was recommended in this study to re-apply Aurora-a_TR on a different sampling with the tests that were re-adapted into Turkish for 3 verbal content tests, which could not be tested in the present study.
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