ERIC Number: ED162237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
A Typological Analysis of Spontaneous Self-Descriptions.
Sloan, Tod S.; Brown, Donald R.
Investigated was the utility of self-descriptions as tools for personality assessment. It was hoped that self-descriptions would fall into a reasonably tight typology and that these types would be related to important behavioral and attitudinal measures. College students (N=94) participated in structured interviews, and a short form of the Omnibus Personality Inventory and the College Student Questionnaire. Nine bipolar trait dimensions emerged in the content analysis, and were clustered into four groups related to standardized scaled measures of personality, ratings of satisfaction in the program, and academic achievement. A method for handling self-description data is proposed, and insights into the important relationships between self-image and personality are provided. (Author/KA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Theories, Classification, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Measurement Techniques, Participant Satisfaction, Personality Assessment, Personality Theories, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Self Concept, Self Evaluation, Student Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.