2Personality Test Types Trait-MotiveSymptom FocusClinicalNormalMMPI-2MCMI-IIIBPIObjective16PFCPIHTPTATER’sProjectiveRorschachHoltzman
33 Domains of of Assessment Cattell & Johnson, 1986; Leary, 1957Ability: What the person can doMotive: What the person desiresPersonality: What the person is like (Character)What on earth ishe talking about!?!
43 Types of Personality Data Life Data: Personality as it is revealed in everyday behaviorQuestion Data: Person’s self-report of any typeTest Data: Person’s responses to contrived situations, a non-conscious presentation or inferential (Projectives, IQ, Situation)Cattell & Johnson, 1986; Leary, 1957
516PF & Related Constructed using factor analysis 16 Primary Scales Different factors for adults and children16 Primary Scales5 Second Order FactorsOne of most used and researched instrumentsA great deal of validity data
6Administration & Scoring 1 hour supervised6th grade reading levelCaution on using “b”4 published keys (2 can be hand made)Calculation of Secondary Factors(No TV, movies, etc.)This does notseem so bad.
7Stability of Primary Scales Scale 2 Week 2 MonthABCEFGHIScale 2 Week 2 MonthLMNOQQQQOnly 1 scale under .75 (B) at 2 weeks.
8Stability of Secondary Scales Scale 2 Weeks 2 MonthsExtraversionAnxietyTough-MindednessIndependenceSelf-ControlAt 2 weeks 84 to 91 percent of variance accounted for!At 2 months only anxiety is below .70!
9Consistency of Primary Scales Cronbach’s AlphaScale AlphaA *BCE *F *GHIScale AlphaLMNOQ *QQ *Q* Most heterogeneous
1016PF Uses Sten Scores Mean is 5.5 and the standard deviation is 2 Sten 3 is the 11 percentile & 8 the 89 percentileSten 2 is the 4 percentile and 9 the 96 percentile1 is the 1 percentile and 10 the 99 percentileI think I am Numbered out!
13Primary Scales Con’tFactor O: Self-Assured-Apprehensive Factor Q1: Attached to Familiar-Open to ChangeFactor Q2: Group Oriented-Self ReliantFactor Q3: Tolerates Disorder-Self Disciplined, PerfectionisticFactor Q4: Relaxed, Placid-Tense (Muscle), High Energy, Impatient
14Secondary Factor Equations 1 Extravertion: (.3A+.3F+.2H-.3N-.3Q2+4.4)Anxiety: (-.4C+.3L+.4O+.4Q4+1.65)Self-Control: (-.2F+.4G-.3M+.4Q3+3.85)Independence: (.6E+.3H+.2L+.3Q1-2.2)Tough-Mindedness: (-.2A-.5I-.3M-.5Q )Take me to your numbers1 Use the STEN Scores from Primary Scales.
15Scoring Example Extraversion Extravertion: (.3A+.3F+.2H-.3N-.3Q2+4.4)Scale Sten Weight TotalAFHNQConstantStenRounded: 8.0