Accession Number : AD0736266

Title :   Personality Assessment in Aviation: An Analysis of the Item Ambiguity Characteristics of the 16PF and MMPI,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Roger C.

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Devices such as the 16PF and MMPI have been widely employed in the evaluation of personnel in aviation settings. The present study investigated the problem of item ambiguity (the degree to which an item elicits multiple interpretation) which may limit the utility of such devices when used in screening procedures. Subjects completed either the 16PF or the MMPI while concurrently rating each item on a five-point ambiguity scale. The ambiguity for each item was determined and the relationship between ambiguity and sex of the respondent, the individual factor scales, and the scores of subjects on the scales was considered. The implications of the findings for item construction and use of the test in various applications were discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONALITY TESTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), AVIATION PERSONNEL, SCALE, SELECTION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE