ERIC Number: ED316561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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The 16PF Tradition in Contemporary Personality Assessment.
Krug, Samuel E.
The 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF), which is reviewed historically in this essay, represents a unique and significant chapter in the history of personality assessment. During the first 20 years of its existence, the 16PF underwent numerous revisions and restandardizations. During that period, R. B. Cattell, the creator of the 16PF, laid the foundations for an approach that would uniquely characterize his approach to personality assessment. The 16PF became the parent of an entire family of tests, including shorter versions, single-purpose instruments, and age-specific instruments. At the present time, the system consists of 13 different self-report instruments that encompass 23 different test forms and a total pool of nearly 3,000 items. During its second 20 years of existence, 16PF development has slowed, but use of the instrument has increased. Two notable developments are the Clinical Analysis Questionnaire (CAQ) and the Adult Personality Inventory (API). For the future, it seems that the 16PF tradition will most likely be reflected in the CAQ and API. The former significantly broadened the range of application of the 16PF by adding scales to assess affective and cognitive disturbances. The API anticipated the enormous growth of computerized testing. A 46-item list of references is included. (TJH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire