Construct Validity of the Sivik Psychosomaticism Test and Test of Operational Style: Correlations

Sivik, Tatjana; Delimar, Natasha
April 1999
Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science;Apr-Jun99, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p71
Academic Journal
Abstract--To evaluate the construct validity (convergent and divergent) of Sivik Psycho Somaticism test (SPS) and test of Operationality (OPER), Pearson correlation coefficients between SPS scales and subscales and Karolinska Scheme of Personality (KSP) were calculated. Seventy-eight healthy individuals and 196 psychosomatic patients completed the SPS and OPER tests and KSP. The results show that the SPS and OPER subscales are significantly correlated to most KSP subscales. The correlations were higher for the psychosomatic group than for the normal population. The results confirm the validity of the SPS and OPER constructs.


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