Construct Validity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

@article{Thompson1986ConstructVO,
  title={Construct Validity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator},
  author={B. Thompson and Gloria M. Borrello},
  journal={Educational and Psychological Measurement},
  year={1986},
  volume={46},
  pages={745 - 752}
}
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is widely recognized as an important measure of normal or non-pathological variations in personality. However, the construct validity of the measure has not been clearly established using factor analytic techniques. The present study investigated the structure and item performance of the instrument using data from 359 college students. Factor analysis was applied to the 95 scored MBTI items. Factor adequacy and invariance coefficients were computed, and… Expand
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