Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, v.7 no.3

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    An enquiry into a personality test for overactive children (DSM III Syndrome)
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1986) Cattell, Heather Birkett; Tomikawa, Sandy A.; Segara, Frank; Cattell, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1905-1998
    A group of 25 children diagnosed as now hyperactive by DSM III criteria is compared on primary personality factors with 50 controls, 14 additional hyperactives under medication and 11 ordinary behavior difficulty cases, on the hypothesis that they true hyperactives will show a high score on Factor D, the factorof excitability from the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF). New items made up from DSM III description fit the D factor, as a factor, excellently. But the school-diagnosed DSM III's differed from controls principally in having low intelligence. It is suggested that low intelligence in a classroom situation creates a state syndrome superficially resembling the D scale and DSM III diagnoses of hyperactivity.
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    16PF profiles and four-point codes for clients seen in a private practice
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1986) Reuter, Ellen K.; Wallbrown, Fred H.; Wallbrown, Jane D.
    The purpose of the study was to examine and describe the personality characteristics of 132 clients seen in a counseling psychology private practice. Ms and SDs for the sample indicated that these clients differed significantly from the standardization sample on eight of the 16 PF primary factors (Q4+, B+, C-, L+, Q2+, A-, O+, M-) and one of the second-order factors (QII). Sex differences were similar to those found in previous studies. Cluster analysis results in eight groups for the primary factors and six groups for the second-order factors. These clusters were both statistically significant and clinically meaningful. Six four-point codes compromised at least 5% of the sample. In some cases, these codes differed in rate incidence from that reported for normal and clinical populations in previous studies. Suggestions for future research are presented.
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    Canonical/redundancy analyses of the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, the Motivation Analysis Test, and the Eight State Questionnaire
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1986) Boyle, Gregory J.; Stanley, Gordon, 1940-; Start, K. Brian
    The present study investigated the measurement overlap between the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF), the Motivation Analysis Test (MAT), and the Eight State Questionnaire (8SQ). These multivariate instruments pertain to the psychological domains of personality, motivation and mood respectively. Canonical/redundancy analysis (Stewart & Love, 1968) was employed on a sample of 258 Australian college students for the 8SQ/MAT measures, and on a subsample of 135 students for the 16PF/MAT and 16PF/8SQ measures. Results demonstrated a marginal overlap in measurement variance for the 16PF and 8SQ, while only very slight redundancy was observed for the 16PF/MAT and 8SQ/MAT intersections. It was concluded that all three instruments are efficient measures of essentially separate psychological modalities.
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    An MMPI short form to estimate profile shape and elevation
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1986) Burger, Gary K.; Kabacoff, Robert I.
    Skinner, Reed, and Jackson (1976) have developed a system for characterizing the shape of MMPI profiles by relating them to three superordinate types--Neurotic, Psychotic and Sociopathic. Using a psychiatric sample, a short form was developed to estimate the position of MMPI profiles in this three dimensional system. An elevation scale was also constructed. Cross validated means, standard deviations, reliabilties and validities supported the use of the short form with psychiatric samples. Examples of the use of the short form were also discussed.