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MTBI Presentation: Amos, Septelka, Groves
Transcript of MTBI Presentation: Amos, Septelka, Groves
Type Indicator What is it? Test Purpose: Instrument Development Interpretation and
Scoring Materials 1. format: Multi-choice; M-93 questions, Q-144 questions; M available on computer; uses IRT 2. cost: approximately $14 (varies) 3. readability: M- 14 years+
Q- 18 years + 5. Time: Practicality Issues Personality Assessment Presentation MBTI Ana Amos, Rhonda Septelka, Jasmine Groves Selection of
and Criterion Reliability User Qualifications Validity sound validity for separate scales
lacks validity for the "synergistic" combination of the four scales
contruct validity- correlates with other instruments (ex. CPI)
90% of test-takers agree with results Early forms include
J, K,F and G In 1962,
the original version
of the MBTI
was published by CPP Carl Jung Katherine Briggs Find more information at: http://www.myersbriggs.org/ Based on the original work of and on his book, Psychological Types Isabel Briggs-Myers dichotomous pairs: extroversion/introversion
thinking/feeling added a fourth dichotomous pair judging vs perceiving to Jung's three pairs, and created an instrument to assess personality. all of which are now discontiuned Current versions Form Q
Form M sample profile report
https://www.cpp.com/Pdfs/smp261145.pdf Masters, doctoral in related field, or hold a state lisence or certification There are four organizstions lisenced to offer the MBTI Certification Program Center for Applications of Psychological Type American Management
Association G/S Consulting CPP (Consulting
Psychologists Press) "The most widely used personality
assessment for normal functioning"
(Fawcett, Neukrug) --to make Jung's theory of psychological type useful in people's lives --identifies preferences,
and perception 4. ease: M available on computer; scoring done by scoring center, interpretation
sent with results M: 15-20 minutes Q: 25-30 minutes high mid-point
discrimination 5 points either way of mid-point indicates a preference Random sample of 3,200 U.S. adults for item analysis and item weighting coefficient alphas are generally .90 or higher for each dichotomous scale
test-retest reliability across all four dichotomies, only 65% ( 4 weeks)
split-half indicates "acceptable" levels of reliability Bias Issues scientifically customized and validated for other languages and cultures
surveyed in 30 countries-- all four type preferences appear in all 30 countries
gender issues have been decreased by using DIF analysis
Patterns amoung sexes (across cultures): "T" is 10-25% higher for males than females
STJ types predominate in all cultures References Taken by more than 2 million people each year Aligned Signs Myers Briggs. (2012, September, 25). (MBTI) Personality Assessment Video. Retrieved April, 6, 2013, from
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