Item Analysis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

  title={Item Analysis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator},
  author={G. J. Sipps and R. Alexander and L. Friedt},
  journal={Educational and Psychological Measurement},
  pages={789 - 796}
  • G. J. Sipps, R. Alexander, L. Friedt
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement
  • The current study explores the item structure of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). A factor analysis of responses of a large sample (n = 1291) yielded six salient factors, four resembling the four scales of the MBTI. Kuder-Richardson 20 coefficients are reported for the scales and factors. Pearson rs are also reported for the factor-scale relationships. All analyses yield only limited support for the item validity of the MBTI. Relevant issues involving the construction of the test are… CONTINUE READING
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