Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, v.4 no.1/2

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    Experimental check on the theory of motivational components, duplicated in two interest areas
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1979) Cattell, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1905-1998; McGill, J. C.; Lawlis, G. Frank; McGraw, P.
    Eighteen objective devices previously validated as interest measures, and chosen as markers to test the hypothesis that there are seven disignatable motivation components, were administered to 135 undergraduates for each of two attitude-interests wanting to participate in sports and wanting to get better grades. Both areas pointed to 8 or 9 factors and eight were taken and rotated to maximum simple structure on most factors. The agreement of patterns at these unique independent resolutions was tested by both congruence coefficients, r's, and salient variable similarity indices, s's which showed (a) significant agreement of the majority of factors with the hypotheses expressing, in patterns, the previous researches, (b) significant agreement of sports and grades, indication independence of motivation components with respect to area of interest. However, three factors showed some weakness of match in one leg of three cornered comparison of grades, sports and pioneer experiments. An alternative theory is presented here according to which four of the factors are considered to align themselves with dynamic calculus concepts represented in the specification equation for an intereset from ergs, sentiments, the arousal adjunct to an erg, and the activation expression of a sentiment.
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    On discriminating more then two clinical subgroups by means of the weighted G analysis and the WHIDD analysis
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1979) Vegelius, Jan, 1941-; Meyer, Lennart
    Two discriminant analysis methods, the WHIDD analysis and the weighted G analysis are compared, using dichotomized clinical data from Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry in Munich. Both methods are based on the weighted G index of agreement. The methods were used in a serial discrimination manner for the assignment of persons into four preestablished clinical subgroups. The two methods gave rather similar results.
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    Book review: "Psychosocial adjustment to disability" by Richard Roessler and Brian Bolton, 1978
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1979) Kunkel, O. Dale
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    The assessment of childhood psychopathology: The construction of a new self-report psychiatric rating scale for children
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1979) Beitchman, Joseph H.; Raman, S.
    The need for a reliable taxonomy and easily applicable quantitative methods is emphasized as important to the development of child psychiatry as a science. Existing rating scales are examined critically and a new self-report psychiatric rating scale for children is proposed. The items comprising this rating scale were adapted from some existing inventories and new items were devised from a clinical-theoretical framework to explore clinically relevant personality dimensions. Factor analysis methods were used to identify twelve dimensions from questionnaire responses of 420 seven to twelve year old normative children. Test-retest correlations of discriminant scores was .70 for the boys and .63 for the girls. Evidence in support of the discriminant validity of this rating scale is also presented. A rating scale such as this is suggested as one approach to the study of childhood psychopathology.