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, 91 (2d Half), 173-82

The Relationship of Personality Traits as Measured in the Questionnaire Medium and by Self-Ratings

The Relationship of Personality Traits as Measured in the Questionnaire Medium and by Self-Ratings

C A Burdsal Jr et al. J Psychol.

Abstract

The general purpose of the study was to determine (a)whether individuals tend to have an accurate perception of their personality, and (b)the manner in which an individual's personality (as measured by a personality questionnaire) affects self-ratings on the same traits. The Clinical Analysis Questionnaire (CAQ), Part 1, was administered to 98 males and female undergraduates. One week later, Ss were asked to self-rate themselves on the 16 personality traits measures by the CAQ, using a modified version of the 16PF Test Profile. High correlations between measured and self-ratings indicated that the instruments were measuring similar, but not identical, traits. Following a factor analysis of the intercorrelations, 12 factors were identified, representing the interrelationship between perception of self and measured personality traits.

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