ERIC Number: ED035904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-24
Reference Count: 0
The Use of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule in Pre-Marital and Marriage Counseling.
Kilgo, Reese Danley
This report is concerned with the use of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS), in marriage counseling. A brief description of the EPPS is given, noting its quickness and easy administration. The 15 personality variables are presented with a brief description of the meaning of each item. Methods of interpretation are presented including: (1) there is no "good" or "bad" score, (2) both the socially desirable and undesirable context of each term is explained, (3) consideration of both extremes of each high and low variables, and (4) involving the counselee in explaining his ideas of the results. Only the individual knows the true meaning of his score. Use of the EPPS in premarital counseling is illustrated in one example. Sometimes just pinpointing the differences in three basic personality needs; affiliation, succorance, and nurturance; makes for increased understanding and tolerance. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., Huntsville.
Identifiers: Edwards Personal Preference Schedule
Note: Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., October 23--24, 1969