California Psychological Inventory
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
How to Cite
Groth-Marnat, G. and Mullard, M. J. 2010. California Psychological Inventory. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
The California Psychological Inventory (CPI) is a self-report, paper and pencil test comprised of 434 True-False items. There is also a 260-item short form. Questions relate to a person's typical behaviors, opinions, feelings, and attitudes regarding family, ethical, and social matters. It can be administered to individuals between the ages of 12 and 70 having a minimum of a fourth grade education. Results of the test are presented as a profile comprised of 20 scales, 3 vectors (or factors), and a variety of special purpose scales. It is typically used within normal populations to help understand vocational preferences, interpersonal behavior, intrapersonal function, and orientation toward normative values.
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