ERIC Number: ED055585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Relationships Between Functional Potential and Omnibus Personality Inventory Profiles.
Brawer, Florence B.; And Others
Functional Potential is a concept stemming from ego psychology that describes the degree to which a subject is able to tolerate ambiguity, delay gratification, exhibit adaptive-flexibility, demonstrate goal directedness, relate to self and others, and have a clear sense of personal identity. Here, that concept has been related to the Omnibus Personality Inventory (OPI) scales in a study of several hundred freshmen in three California community colleges. These students responded to a survey that included both personality and demographic items. Responses of subjects were tabulated and rated as having high, medium, and low Functional Potential. The OPI was also administered and profiles based on the mean scores were compared with the three Functional Potential groups. Comparisons were also made on the basis of sex, age, college attendance, and major field of interest, as well as on pre- and post-testing. Certain significant relationships were found between the Functional Potential model and the OPI profiles, suggesting the usefulness of this approach in further investigations of college students. (Author/AL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Omnibus Personality Inventory
Note: Paper presented to the California Educational Research Association meeting, San Diego, California, November 20, 1971