Constructing Personality Tests to Meet a Structural Criterion: Application of the Interpersonal Circumplex

@inproceedings{Gurtman1993ConstructingPT,
  title={Constructing Personality Tests to Meet a Structural Criterion: Application of the Interpersonal Circumplex},
  author={Michael B. Gurtman},
  year={1993}
}
ABSTRACT Construct validation of personality tests begins when items are selected according to substantive and structural postulates; nevertheless, substance has generally been emphasized to the neglect of structure. The present approach shows how a structural model—the interpersonal circumplex—could be used to ensure that test items for measures of interpersonal problems (e.g., loneliness, nonassertiveness) faithfully mirror the theoretical characteristics of their constructs. New item… CONTINUE READING

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