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ERIC Number: ED468827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Enneagram: Trends in Validation.
Newgent, Rebecca A.; Parr, Patricia E.; Newman, Isadore
Counseling and educational professionals are encouraged to understand the research behind the theory and the development of a measure of personality in addition to the application of the measure. Personality assessment, especially in relation to the Enneagram classification system of personality, has been dramatically changing. Personality measures can be based in theory as well as utilize numerous developmental methods. Additionally, the scores from personality measures are validated in a variety of ways. Trends in validation related to the Enneagram system are becoming more rigorous. This trend necessitates a change in the manner in which counseling students, school counselors, professional counselors, counselor educators, and educational researchers are taught personality assessment. Further, this trend necessitates a change in the manner in which counseling and educational practitioners select assessments. A review of the literature on the validity of various Enneagram classification systems of personality is presented as well as implications for counselors and educators. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A