ERIC Number: ED317895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Normative Data on the 16PF for Nontraditional Female Undergraduates.
Charboneau, Elizabeth Grace
This study was conducted to construct a normalized table which described the typical personality profile of nontraditional female undergraduate full-time students at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was hypothesized that the nontraditional female undergraduate at MTSU would differ from both traditional female undergraduates and the general adult female population. The defining criteria of an MTSU female, registered for the Spring, 1989 semester, who was 25 years of age or over, in undergraduate studies, and carrying 12 or more credit hours, were met by 590 students. The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF): Form A 1967-68 Edition Revised was mailed to all qualified students. Responses were received from 192 students. Findings revealed that the nontraditional female students in the sample were more reserved, assertive, venturesome, trusting, practical, self-sufficient, and controlled than either traditional female undergraduates or adult females in general. In addition, the nontraditional female undergraduate in the sample was more sober, conscientious, and tough-minded than traditional female undergraduates and more intelligent, forthright, experimental, and tense than the general female adult population. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Cincinnati, OH, March 16-19, 1990).