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ERIC Number: EJ955318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Alternative Ways of Measuring Counselees' Jungian Psychological-Type Preferences
Vacha-Haase, Tammi; Thompson, Bruce
Journal of Counseling & Development, v80 n2 p173-179 Spr 2002
Instruments measuring Carl Jung's (1921/1971) theory of psychological types have been widely used in various counseling contexts, including career counseling, marital and family therapy, and team building. The most popular measure of types, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), was developed by Katherine C. Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers, but the MBTI has been criticized for (a) dichotomous scoring, (b) forced-choice response formats, and (c) differential gender weighting of item responses. The authors conducted 2 studies (N[subscript 1] = 207; N[subscript 2] = 894) exploring the psychometric properties of scores from an alternative measure of types, the Personal Preferences Self-Description Questionnaire (PPSDQ). Results suggest that the PPSDQ may successfully address concerns with alternative measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator