ERIC Number: ED024065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Time as a Relevant Variable When Personality Scores Are Used to Predict Achievement.
Acey, Alfred E.
The results of this study seem to indicate that time may be a relevant variable when scores on a personality inventory are used to predict achievement of college freshmen. When a sample of freshmen college students were required to respond to statements of the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) in a controlled amount of time per statement, not only were four of the 18 scores significantly different from regular scores, but two of these scores, both individually and in combination, predicted achievement better than regular CPI scores. Introducing and controlling the dimension of time seems to make personality scores account for greater amounts of variance with an achievement criterion in the form of grade point average. If time is a relevant variable when scores of the CPI are used to predict achievement of college freshmen, it may well be a relevant variable when CPI scores are used for other purposes. The CPI is used extensively in counseling. It may be that constructs, reportedly measured by CPI scores, are altered when the dimension of time is introduced into their measurement. Construct validation of timed CPI scores should be carried out in order to determine if they are measuring the same characteristics as regular CPI scores. Suggestions for future research are given. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.