ERIC Number: ED227138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-5
Reference Count: 0
A Review of the Personal Profile System.
House, Gary D.
The Personal Profile System (PPS) is a self-referent device to measure behavioral responses of individuals on the dimensions of dominance, inducement of others, steadiness, and compliance. The PPS booklet contains: (1) a measurement device which generates scores for each dimension, (2) graphs for plotting obtained scores, (3) directions for interpreting scores, and (4) interpretation formats. PPS was reviewed from several perspectives: the meaning and validity of its measurement task and scoring; its interpretation; its adherence to the theory upon which it is based; the evidence concerning its validity and reliability. It was found that all obtained scores misrepresent their actual level of measurement. Results indicate that interpretations are based upon misleading and inappropriately determined numbers. The instrument departs somewhat from its theoretical model, and available evidence is heavily against an objective judgment of instrument validity. No evidence of reliability was found. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Personal Profile System