Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, v.8 no.3

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    On the relationship between the MMPI and Cattell's normal and abnormal personality factors
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1988) Montag, Itzhak; Birenbaum, Menucha
    The present study reports factor-analysis results of the relationships between Cattell's 16 PF-A, CAQ-Part II, and the MMPI. The data were obtained from 781 Israeli male subjects in a personnel-selection setting. Nine factors were identified, which accounted for 60.6% of the total variance. These factors were labelled: General Psychopathology, Socialization, Defensiveness or Denial, Extroversion-Introversion, Superego or Conscientiousness, Anxiety or Neuroticism, Psychoticism or Infrequency, Toughness vs. Sensitivity, and Intelligence. This factor solution is discussed in light of relevant factor-analysis studies of personality questionnaires.
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    Examining 16 PF scores for male felons in a reception and diagnostic facility: Part I - Four-point codes
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1988) Wallbrown, Fred H.; Reuter, Ellen K.; Barnett, Robert W.
    The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of four-point 16 PF codes (Krug, 1981) and 16 PF overall profile for a group of felons. Subjects consisted of 331 male felons from a reception and diagnostic facility in a Midwestern state. The 16 PF was included as part of the regular assessment batter at this facility. Means and Standard Deviations were computed for subjects and compared with scores for the standardization samples. Four-point codes were also determined for subjects and then considered in relationship to the level of motivational distortion evident for persons with each four-point code. The ten most common four-point codes were 2222, 2232, 2221, 1222, 2122, 3222, 2131, 1221, 2211, 2212.
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    An analysis of socialized coping in outcome data of a residential treatment program for boys with behavior problems
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1988) Force, R. C.; Burdsal, Charles A.; Klingsporn, M. J.
    This study attempts to improve the concept of coping to include socialization, to check its internal validity, and to operationalize the concept by devising a full-range scale to measure Socialized Coping in youths. The evaluation occurred two or more years after residential treatment. Uniformly collected behavioral data from parent(s) were recorded from 306 former residents. From this data, Socialized Coping was rated independently for each boy, with a .91 inter-rated correlation. Oblique factoring of the 15 more objectives items yielded six factors. The Socialized Coping rating correlated strongly with the factors of Social Irresponsibility, Incarceration, and Family Involvement, and was predicted by the first two. In fact, Social Irresponsibility was a better predictor of rated Socialized Coping than was Incarceration, with the two together predicting better yet.
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    Contribution of Cattellian psychometrics to the elucidation of human intellectual structure
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1988) Boyle, Gregory J.
    The development of a taxonomy of human intellectual structure has received much impetus during the last decade. Findings indicate that there are at least 30-40 primary abilities, rather than only the seven proposed by Thurstone. While this list does not constitute a definitive taxonomy of primary ability structures, nevertheless, much of the ability variance should be accounted for by the presently known factors. At the second stratum level, several major factors (Gf, Gc, Gm, Gps, Gr, Gv, Ga) have been well replicated in numerous studies. Evidence indicates a smaller number of primary ability factors in children and old-aged individuals. Several of the ability factors have been shown to significantly predict educational achievement at both elementary and secondary school levels.