A TWO-PART PERSONALITY MEASURE FOR USE AS A RESEARCH CRITERION

Authors

  • ALASTAIR HERON

    1. Medical Research Council Unit for Research in Occupational Adaptation
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    • Now Deputy-Director, Medical Research Council Group for Research on Occupational Aspects of Ageing, University of Liverpool.


Abstract

present paper describes development and evaluation of a 20 min. two-part personality measure suitable for use as a research criterion in a wide variety of situations. One part provides a score of emotional maladjustment based on twenty of seventy-four items, having an internal consistency of 0.81; other part a score of sociability based on twelve of thirty-six items, having an internal consistency of 0.74. Evidence is presented for validity of both scores, and for their independence of age and intelligence as assessed in adequately heterogeneous samples.

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