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Master of Science (MS)
William R. Dobson
William R. Dobson
Michael R. Bertoch
Keith T. Checketts
The specific objective of this research was to begin assessment of construct validity of the Self Inventory Scale.
Subjects were 100 Utah State University students, living in university dormitories, chosen at random.
Subjects were administered the Self Inventory Scale and the California Psychological Inventory. Subjects submitted names of peers, one of whom was asked to complete an Adjective Check List describing the subject.
CPI subscale scores were correlated with Self Inventory Scale subscale scores, to determine the relationship between underlying constructs. Sixty-four of the 126 correlations computed were significant at the .01 significance level. Similarity of construct and configurational analysis of significant correlations suggest construct validity exists for Self Inventory Scale subscales.
Adjective Check List "likability" ratios were correlated with Self Inventory Scale subscale scores. One of the seven correlations computed was significant at the .01 significance level.
The difference between male and female subscale scores on the Self Inventory Scale was significant for two of the seven subscales. A need for separate male and female norms for the Self Inventory Scale was indicated.
Newbold, David, "A Validity Study: Relationship Between the Self Inventory Scale, the California Psychological Inventory, and the Adjective Check List" (1978). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023. 5876.
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