Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, v.5 no.3

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    Development of a formal measurement model for security screening in the nuclear power plant environment
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1981) Krug, Samuel E.
    A psychometric model for identifying psychologically "high-risk" individuals is described. The resulting Screening Index score calculated from a linear combination of 29 psychological variables is estimated to be highly reliable (.92). The construct validity of the model, when evaluated from several perspectives, appears to be substantial. Moreover, on the basis of available evidence, there is no reason to believe the Screening Index is differentially valid for protected and nonprotected classes. Consequently, integration of the Index into a selection system would appear to be consistent with current Federal guidlines regarding employment testing.
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    A check on the factor-analytic structure of four O-A kit source traits, independence, evasiveness, realism and dissofrustance, found diagnostic of depression
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1981) Price, P. L.; Cattell, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1905-1998; Patrick, S. V.
    Four source trait factors (U.I.19, 20, 25, and 30) that have been shown significantly to differentiate depressive from normals have been taken out of the O-A Kit and subjected to factor analysis, to check their patterns on a different kind of population, and thrown light on the relative validity of their sub-tests. After simple structure rotation the hypothesis was tested that the four largest had the same loading pattern as U.I.19, Independence, U.I.20, Evasiveness, U.I.25, Realism-vs-Loss of Contact, and U.I.30, Somindence-vs-Dissofrustance, as found in previous research. Congruence and salient variable similarity coefficients were highly significant for U.I.19 and U.I.20, moderately for U.I.25, but uncertain (because of one atypical score) for U.I.30. The existing theoretical interpretation of these factors are therefore (except perhaps for U.I.30) supported, but are also given some new slants by new variables having significant loadings. Thus general steadiness as well as reality contact characterizes U.I.25, and dynamic character of "rejection" is seen in the slowness, and uncooperativeness of the depression in somidence (acronym for, descriptively, "somnolent independence"), U.I.30. It is suggested that, with this demonstration of four distinct and independent factors in depression, psychiatry needs to find out, by clinical use of measures, what diagnostic potency and predictive value could arise from such analysis into four components.
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    The interaction of locus of control with three behavioral procedures in the modification of disruptive behavior in emotionally disturbed boys
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1981) Gundel, Robert Christopher
    This study investigated the interaction of locus of control with three behavioral procedures in modifying disruptive social behaviors of "emotionally disturbed" boys. A two way MANOVA was employed to analyze the data and no interaction was found. Contingency contracting was shown to be more effective than either self-regulation or teacher regulation combined with self-regulation with respect to two of three dependent variables.
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    Six child rearing dimensions common to both fathers and mothers
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1981) Barton, Keith
    Evidence is presented to show that six child rearing dimensions are common to both fathers and mothers. To do this the Child Rearing Practices Questionnaires (CRPQ) was factored separately for fathers (n = 169) and mothers (n = 224), and the factor structures compared. A rationale for the labels of these factors is given. The factors are (1) Punishment versus Reason; (2) Promotion of Dependence-Independence; (3) Rules and Regulations; (4) Spouse Involvement; (5) High Use of Rewards; (6) Preference for Younger Children. The final stages of development of the CRPQ are briefly described.