Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, v.2 no.3

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    Clues to the preferences of therapy styles
    (Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1976) Fenster, C. Abraham; Wiedemann, Carl F.; Balkin, Joseph, 1941-
    This study examined the relationship of personality variables to the choice of a psychotherapist. 119 subjects were shown films of three prominent therapists at work with the same patient. The subjects were asked to indicate which of the three they would select if they were to choose a therapist. The subjects were given a battery of psychological tests, and personality differences relating to the choice of therapist were examined. The results suggested that intelligence and authoritarianism are relevant variables, with more intelligent, less authoritarian subjects tending to choose the therapist (Albert Ellis) who has markedly rational, problem-solving approach. The lack of additional personality differences in the findings was interpreted in terms of the weaknesses of the psychtherapy analogue employed. It is probably necessary to asses real patients choosing real therapists.
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    Dimensions of community satisfaction in a British New Town
    (Wichita State University, Department. of Psychology, 1976) Bardo, John W.
    Community satisfaction in a British New Town was examined through factor analysis; an oblique solution with nine factors resulted. Seven factors were social-interactional and two were physical. The data suggest that residents' perceptions of their community were based on both social and physical considerations and that the two dimensions are moderately intercorrelated.
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    A cross cultural check of the personality structure of the 16PF
    (Wichita State University, Department. of Psychology, 1976) Zak, Itai
    The contention that transferability of a scale across cultures is best achieved when the scale has low homogeneity was tested using Cattell's 16PF personality questionnaire. The 16PF was administered to a random sample of 514 university applicants in Israel. The data yielded essentially the same psychometric properties as found in the original American samples. The problem of homogeneity is further discussed in relation to validity coefficients.
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    The addition of personality measures to ability measures for predicting and understanding school achievement
    (Wichita State University, Department. of Psychology, 1976) Watterson, David G.; Schuerger, James M.; Melnyk, George I.
    This study attempts to validate the findings of previous research predicting academic achievement from intelligence measures with the addition of objective personality factors. Regression analysis was used to affirm: (a) better predictions can be made utilizing both personality and intelligence measures than either alone; (b) there appears to be a change across time in the importance of each predictor; and (c) difference achievement areas are best predicted by unique combinations of personality variables.