A New Measure of Jungian Psychological Types for Use in Counseling.Report as inadecuate

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Measures of psychological types have proven useful in career counseling. This study describes research investigating the pyschometric properties of a new measure of psychological type, the Personal Preferences Self-Description Questionnaire (PPSDQ). The PPSDQ and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) were both administered to 221 students at a large public university. Students also completed a measure of social desirability. Reliability and divergent, concurrent, and construct validity coefficients are reported. Scores on the four PPSDQ scales had minimal common variance with social desirability scores, supporting the divergent validity of the PPSDQ. The PPSDQ measures constructs related to those of the MBTI, but the constructs are not exactly the same. Overall, results support the reliability of PPSDQ scores. Results suggest that the PPSDQ is a measure that can be administered quickly and can yield scores with reasonable psychometric properties. (Contains 12 tables and 16 references.) (Author/SLD)

Descriptors: Career Counseling, College Students, Higher Education, Personality Traits, Psychological Studies, Psychological Testing, Social Desirability, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Use, Test Validity

Author: Kier, Frederick; Thompson, Bruce

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8304&id=ED412222

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