Personality Measurement

By Leonard W. Ferguson | Go to book overview

7
PERSONALITY: MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACHES

Each of the tests we discussed in Chap. 6 was designed to yield one score. In this chapter we propose to discuss tests designed to yield several scores. These tests are examples of what we call multidimensional approaches to the measurement of personality. A multidimensional approach may consist in the simultaneous use of several tests of the unidimensional type, or it may consist in the use of the same set of items scored in different ways. And there are, of course, gradations between these extremes.


THE PERSONALITY INVENTORY

We shall begin our discussion of multidimensional approaches by describing the Bernreuter Personality Inventory. This test consists of 125 questions to which a subject is asked to answer "Yes," "No," or "?." It was developed by Robert G. Bernreuter and was first published in 1932. It was designed to do the work of four of the tests we discussed in the preceding chapter and, consequently, yields a series of scores serving the same purposes as the scores on these original tests. These scores are supposed to measure neurotic tendency, self-sufficiency, introversion-extroversion, and dominance- submission. Individuals scoring high and low on each of these variables can, according to Bernreuter, be characterized as follows:

High B1 N. The individuals that score high on this scale show a tendency toward a neurotic condition. Such an individual often feels miserable, is sensitive to blame, and is troubled by useless thoughts, by shyness, and by feelings of inferiority.)-. He feels shut off from other people, he frequently daydreams, and worries both over things that have happened and over things that may happen.

Low B1 N. The individual who scores low on the B1 N scale is an emotionally

-173-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Personality Measurement
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 464

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.