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Transcript of SSCT
Completion Test Who developed the test? Administration General Summary Dr. Joseph M. Sachs & other psychologist of the New York Veterans Administrative Mental Hygiene Service Allows freedom of response
Can be administered individually or groups (with no special training)
Short administration time
Has some disguise of purpose
Can be used for both clinical and research purposes
Has evidence to support its validity Can be administered individually or in groups
Requires 20-40 minutes
Respondents are asked to read instructions
Emphasize that responses should consist of the FIRST SPONTANEOUS REACTION
Beginning time and end time should be noted
Inquiry can be conducted
They are encouraged to ask clarifying questions
With anxious patients, administer item orally and record the patient's oral response Principal areas of disturbances and conflict
Interrelationship among attitudes
Extent to which respondents response to inner impulses and other stimuli
Manner in which conflicts are exposed What is the Goal of the test? To obtain significant clinical material in
Four (4) Areas of Adjustment Development of Sentence Completion Test LATE 1890's
Herman Ebbinghaus -develop the 1st sentence completion test to assess the INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY and REASONING ABILITY of school children in Breslau, Germany.
This was also the 1st published account of an intelligence test.
Carl Jung -used the word association technique to study personality
Grace Ken & Aaron Rosanoff -published their Free Association Test, which measure various aspects of personality. The limitation of one-word stimuli and one-word responses prompt other to build on the technique.
Alexander Tedler -developed an SCT to examine emotional responsiveness. Developed 20 items, all beginning with "I" or "My" that would tap a variety of emotional states. He also presented some of the 1st criteria for constructing and analyzing responses for projective tests.
SCT for general personality assessment, Self-Idea Completion Test and other various versions of SCT were produced by variety of Psychologists. Family Area
Sex Area A. Mother
C. Family Unit Includes attitudes toward women and heterosexual relationship.
8 items in this area allows the subject to express himself with regard to women as social individuals, towards marriage,
and with respect to sexual relationship themselves. Area of Interpersonal
Relationship Includes attitudes towards friends,
acquaintances, colleagues at work or
school, superiors at work or school
and people supervised. The 16 items in
this area afford opportunities for the
subject to express his feelings
towards him. Area on Self-Concept Involves fear, guilt feelings, goals and attitudes toward one's abilities, past and future. The attitudes expressed in this area give the clinician a picture of the respondent's concept of himself as he is, as he was, as he hopes to be and as he thinks he actually will be. There are 24 items included in this area. Advantages of Sentence Completion Tests Disadvantages of Sentence Completion Tests Scoring is more time-consuming compared to other projective tests
Subjects can easily control their responses if they want to withhold information
Not useful with subjects with lowed levels of literacy or intelligence Fernandez, Kim
Ladra, Luigi Miguel