Accession Number : ADP001302

Title :   How to Improve the Validity of Personality Questionnaires,

Corporate Author : LOUVAIN UNIV (BELGIUM) DEPT OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND DIFFERENTIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Claeys,Willem ; de Boeck,Paul ; Boehrer,Arnold

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : There have been spent several efforts in showing that the low validity of personality inventories can be raised. The approaches to this problem have been inspired by one of the following assumptions: (1) The validity depends on the trait that is measured. (2) The validity depends on the criterion that is used. (3) The validity depends on the individual that is assessed. (4) The validity depends on the situation in which the inventory is responded to. With regard to assumption four Claeys et al (1981) found that the validity of a personality inventory was much higher when preceded by a free self description. The free-personality description used in this research inspired a new method for collecting situation-related individual personality data.

Descriptors :   *Personality, *Questionnaires, Validation, Inventory, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE