Jungian types from Cattellian variables
Croom, William C.
Wallace, Jeffrey M.
Schuerger, James M.
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Croom, W. C., Wallace, J. M., Schuerger, J. M. (1989). Jungian Types from Cattellian Variables. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 9(1), 35-40.
Regression equations were developed to predict Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) scores from the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) scores. The equations were derived from intercorrelations given in the handbooks for the two instruments, and were cross-validated using data from two samples of varying populations (students and managers). Results were evaluated with respect to the ability to predict both single preference scores and the 4-letter "type". Accuracy was found to approximate the short-term test-retest reliability of the MBTI. It appears that scores from one general personality inventory (the 16PF) can provide access to constructs from a different theoretical context. Applied and theoretical implications were discussed.