ERIC Number: ED220751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Self-Validation of Computerized Personality Descriptions.
Bringmann, Wolfgang G.; Donovan, John P.
Clinical psychologists have traditionally shared the results of psychological tests with other professionals but have withheld this information from their clients. Thus, clients have been encouraged to rely on experts without taking an active part in their treatment. To determine whether college students could validate the accuracy of their own personality test results, 47 students were asked to evaluate the accuracy of the computerized interpretations of Personality Research Form (PRF) tests that they had completed 2 weeks earlier. Significant correlations were found between standard scores and accuracy ratings of the students' Self Rating Scales for 26 of 28 predicted relationships. The findings suggest that college students are able to assist in the validation of their own personality test results. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).