A preliminary comparison of selected PRF and DPQ scales
Burstein, Alvin G. (Alvin George), 1931-
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Loucks, S., Glass, S., Burstein, A. G. (1993). A Preliminary Comparison of Selected PRF and DPQ Scales. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 10(2), 89-98.
Seven pairs of personality scales were selected from Tellegen's differential Personality Questionnaire (DPQ) and Jackson's Personality Research Form (PRF) on the basis of similar or opposite scale definitions. It was hypothesized that the conceptual relationships that are seen in the scale definitions would be reflected in strong correlations between the selected scale pairs. The items which compose each pair of scales were examined to determine the degree of item similarity. Pearson correlations between the scale pairs showed strong and significant relationships in the directions predicted from scale definitions. These findings were presented in the form of an abbreviated Campbell-Fiske matrix and discussed in relation both to the degree of item similarity in the scale pairs and to convergent and divergent validity issues. An intercorrelation matrix of all DPQ and PRF scales was also presented.