TITLE

Affirmative: In Support of Researching the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

AUTHOR(S)
Carlson, John G.
PUB. DATE
April 1989
SOURCE
Journal of Counseling & Development;Apr89, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p484
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as a reliable and valid personality test. Previous research concluded that the MBTI has yielded greatly satisfactory split-half and test-retest reliabilities and similarly favorable validity measurements across a variety of studies in these areas. However, the author emphasized that more research is needed to ensure the reliability of the test, particularly across long test-retest intervals and especially to provide more systematic construct validation. Several recent studies also relate to the issue of criterion validity of the test. Despite the fact that there are still very few studies on reliability of MBTI, specially test-retest reliability, recent research remains favorable. Researcher L.E. Hicks have done a considerable amount of study in this area and concluded the merits and drawbacks of the test. Since 1985 review, recent criterion-based assessments of the MBTI remain largely unsystematic theoretically, but generally positive. Also, more studies have focused on dimensions of the instrument.
ACCESSION #
4966307

 

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