8. The Motivational Structure Questionnaire, Personal Concerns Inventory, and their Variants: Psychometric Properties

  1. W. Miles Cox1 and
  2. Eric Klinger2
  1. Eric Klinger2 and
  2. W. Miles Cox1

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch8

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

Klinger, E. and Cox, W. M. (2011) The Motivational Structure Questionnaire, Personal Concerns Inventory, and their Variants: Psychometric Properties, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 2

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • motivational structure questionnaire - personal concerns inventory, variants and psychometric properties;
  • psychometric properties - of Motivational Structure Questionnaire (MSQ);
  • need for reliability and validity - no system, reaching its full potential without a scientific basis;
  • estimates of reliability, obtained with MSQ and PCI - within bounds of acceptable values;
  • standard procedures for determining reliability - interobserver agreement, test–retest measures of stability;
  • internal consistency of MSQ, PCI, and PACI scores - scales of MSQ applied to listed goals;
  • test–retest correlations of MSQ scores - confounding reliability with stability of underlying construct;
  • stability of MSQ-like scores - test-retest correlations, five samples of patients, MSQ, PCI and PACI;
  • factor structure of MSQ scales - from two sets of samples;
  • validity, matter of truth in labeling - measure's validity, with respect to a specific construct

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Challenges and Solutions in Assessing Reliability of THEMSQ

  • Factor Structure of MSQ and PCI Scales

  • Evidence on the Validity of MSQ-Like Instruments

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References