ERIC Number: ED022209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Use in Counseling and Research of a Computer Program which gives an Item Analysis of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule.
Irwin, Tom J.
The program briefly described in this paper represents an attempt to have the computer provide the counselor with a descriptive, item interpretation of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS). The rationale of the item analysis approach to a descriptive interpretation is that each of the 135 statements (nine for each of the 15 EPPS scales) is a scale in and of itself, and that the frequency of selection of statements determines whether or not each statement is descriptive of the individual. The mechanics of scoring and evaluating the results is done by the computer. The computer scores each of the Edwards scales and each of the 135 statement scales. It then evaluates each of the 135 statements scores, printing a brief sentence based upon the actual wording of the statement in the test if the client responded each time a statement was present. The series of descriptive statements which the client has indicated as characteristic or not characteristic of himself plus test score results from the descriptive output used for a counseling interview. A test-retest after several weeks on a small sample showed high reliability for extreme scores. (PS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Edwards Personal Preference Schedule
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.