Test-Retest Reliability of Modified Hand Test


  • Fayyaz Ahmad Anjum, Iffat Batool


The present study was carried out to establish the test-retest reliability of Modified Hand Test (Anjum & Batool, 2017). A total of 50 participants were selected for retest in random fashion from a larger sample of 500 participants. The ages of the participants ranged from 11 years to 70 years with mean age of 34.42 (±SD =17.17). The sample was retested with an average period of three and half months. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient remained statistically significant at .01 level for six categories: affection (r= .61), direction (r= .56), description (r= .54), bizarre (r=.48), communication (r= .44), and tension r= (.40) respectively. Further, correlation coefficient is demonstrated to be significant at .05 level for four categories: crippled (r= .34), aggression (r=.30), fear (r=.29) and failure (r= .20). Moreover, for remaining four categories the correlation coefficient is found to be insignificant: action (r= .23), dependence (r= .19), passive (r=.09), and acquisition (r= -.08). The satisfactory results of present study are an encouraging factor for researchers to use modified version of Hand Test in future studies.




How to Cite

Fayyaz Ahmad Anjum, Iffat Batool. (2017). Test-Retest Reliability of Modified Hand Test. Pakistan Journal of Psychology, 48(1). Retrieved from http://www.pjpku.com/index.php/pjp/article/view/41