ERIC Number: ED023104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Use of A D Computer Program in Establishing Personality Typology on the MMPI and SVIB.
Roehlke, Helen J.
Various approaches to assessing test score similarity have been used. One form of comparison, encompassing variability in both shape and elevation, is the generalized distance function (D), where D is the difference between two sets of scores. In this methodology, the profile of each member of the sample group is compared with the profile of every other member. The difference between the d score for each scale is calculated and squared. The total represents the profile discrepancies. Computer analysis then identifies profile types. This type of computer analysis is currently being done on freshman nursing students. The tests used include part of the nursing "battery," the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), and the woman's form of the Strong Vocational Interest Test (SVIB). The study is designed to provide information regarding prediction of success or failure in completing the nursing program. The use of the D methodology is expected to yield actuarial predictive data with practical significance. (IM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Strong Vocational Interest Blank
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.