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Temporal stability of personality by questionnaire

Temporal stability of personality by questionnaire The lack of a summary table or normative reliabilities for self-report inventories prompted the present compendium of test–retest reliabilities of several questionnaires that encompass a range of ages and instruments and differ in construction method and number of items/scale. The tests studied were the SVIB, EPPS, High School Personality Questionnaire, 16 PF, California Psychological Inventory, and MMPI. Samples varied in size, sex, and occupation. Findings indicate that tests of general personality had a similar pattern of decline in reliability over time and that homogeneous scales provided greater stability/item. When measured by occupational interest items, similar constructs had greater stability. In general, group profiles remained the same even over long periods, despite considerable reordering of individuals on any trait over time. (30 ref) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Personality and Social Psychology American Psychological Association

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1982 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0022-3514
eISSN
1939-1315
DOI
10.1037/0022-3514.43.1.176
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Abstract

The lack of a summary table or normative reliabilities for self-report inventories prompted the present compendium of test–retest reliabilities of several questionnaires that encompass a range of ages and instruments and differ in construction method and number of items/scale. The tests studied were the SVIB, EPPS, High School Personality Questionnaire, 16 PF, California Psychological Inventory, and MMPI. Samples varied in size, sex, and occupation. Findings indicate that tests of general personality had a similar pattern of decline in reliability over time and that homogeneous scales provided greater stability/item. When measured by occupational interest items, similar constructs had greater stability. In general, group profiles remained the same even over long periods, despite considerable reordering of individuals on any trait over time. (30 ref)

Journal

Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jul 1, 1982

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