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ERIC Number: ED434119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-20
Pages: 35
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Psychometric Properties of Scores on a New Measure of Psychological Type.
Vacha-Haase, Tammi; Thompson, Bruce
Instruments measuring Carl Jung's (1921/1971) theory of psychological types have been widely used in various counseling contexts. The most popular measure of types has been the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (K. Briggs and I. Myers). This measure has been criticized for dichotomous scoring, forced-choice response formats, and differential gender weighting of item responses. Two studies, one involving 207 college students and the other involving 894 college students, were conducted to explore the psychometric properties of scores from an alternative measure of types, the Personal Preferences Self-Description Questionnaire (PPSDQ) (B. Thompson, 1996). Results are compared with those from related previous studies involving the Myers and Briggs measure or the PPSDQ. Results regarding the psychometric properties of PPSDQ scores were very encouraging and were consistent with previous results for the same measure. They were as good as, or superior to, results reported for the Myers and Briggs measure. Appendixes contain item analysis statistics for the PPSDQ, a table of gender differences on PPSDQ scales, a variance/covariance matrix for one of the studies, and varimax-rotated component function/structure coefficients for one study. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 32 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator