Purdue Spatial Visualization Test: Visualization of Rotations

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Purdue Spatial Visualization Test-Visualization of Rotations (PSVT:R) is a test of spatial visualization ability published by Roland B. Guay in 1977.[1] Many modifications of the test exist.

The test consists of thirty questions of increasing difficulty, the standard time limit is 20 minutes.[2]

Like most measures of spatial ability, the PSVT:R shows sex differences. A meta-analysis of 40 studies found a Hedges's g of 0.57 in favor of males.[3]


  1. ^ Guay, R. (1977). Purdue Spatial Visualization Test - Visualization of Rotations. W. Lafayette, IN. Purdue Research Foundation.
  2. ^ Branoff, T. J. (2000). Spatial Visualization Measurement: A Modification of the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test-Visualization of Rotations. Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 64(2), 14-22.
  3. ^ Maeda, Y., & Yoon, S. Y. (2013). A Meta-Analysis on Gender Differences in Mental Rotation Ability Measured by the Purdue Spatial Visualization Tests: Visualization of Rotations (PSVT: R). Educational Psychology Review, 25(1), 69-94.