Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Bill Daley

Abstract

The purpose of the researcher was to compare the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Extraversion-Introversion scale and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) 0 Scale (Social Introversion). The subjects were students enrolled in 6 introductory courses in psychology at 2 adult education outreach centers in Northwest Kansas during Spring, Summer and Fall semesters from 1990 to 1992. The sample consisted of 84 students, of which 18 were male and 66 were female. Ages varied from 17 to 83 years old. The two instruments employed were the MBTI and the MMPI. A status survey design was employed with predetermined and post hoc groupings. The independent variables investigated were: age, gender, and marital status. The dependent variables employed were MBTI Extraversion-Introversion Scale scores and MMPI 0 Scale (Social Introversion) scores. Two composite null hypotheses were tested employing three-way analysis of variance, general linear model. One null hypothesis was tested employing a t-test. Two comparisons were statistically significant at the .05 level. One comparison was for the interaction between age and marital status for the dependent variable MMPI 0 Scale (Social Introversion). The second comparison was for a t-test which generated a correlation coefficient of .63. This replicated a previous study conducted by Strickler and Ross (1964.) The results of the present study appeared to support the following generalizations: 1. age and marital status should be examined simultaneously when employing Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Scale 0 (Social Introversion) scores 2. an association was found between Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Extraversion-Introversion scores and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Scale 0 (Social Introversion) scores 3. no association was found between age and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Extraversion-Introversion scores 4. no association was found between gender and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Extraversion-Introversion Scale scores 5 . No association was found between gender and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 0 Scale (Social Introversion) scores 6. no association was found between marital status and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Extraversion-Introversion scale scores 7. the two instruments, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Extraversion-Introversion scale and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality inventory 0 Scale (Social Introversion) scale, appeal to give approximately the same information.

Rights

Copyright 1993 Micheal R. McVay

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