ERIC Number: ED233061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Analysis of Discrepancy Score Phenomenon in a Real World Sample.
Hoover, Randy L.; Kadunc, Nancy
The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of discrepancy score phenomena of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), as related to internal consistency and construct validity of the instrument. Data were collected from 140 university research managers. The data suggest internal consistency problems: only 37.3 percent of the subjects produced internally consistent scores. From the examination of the discrepancy scores in this real world sample, a judgment is offered about interpretation and use of MBTI data containing discrepant scores in light of the Jungian theory undergirding the MBTI. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Discrepancy Analysis; Internal Consistency; Myers Briggs Type Indicator
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).