Item Analysis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

@article{Sipps1985ItemAO,
  title={Item Analysis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator},
  author={Gary J. Sipps and Ralph A. Alexander and Larry R. Friedt},
  journal={Educational and Psychological Measurement},
  year={1985},
  volume={45},
  pages={789 - 796}
}
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… 

Unresolved Issues in the Dimensionality of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has achieved widespread use in organizational settings, despite the fact that research on its dimensionality has been scarce and that some studies have

A Higher Order Analysis of the Factor Structure of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

This study examined the higher order factor structure of Form G of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI; K. C. Briggs & I B. Myers, 1987). A third-order component analysis of a sample (N = 926)

The Utility of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

An evaluation of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is made using a “unified view” of test validity (e.g., Messick, 1981). The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is an assessment of personality based on Jung’s

Cautionary comments regarding the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI; K. C. Briggs & I. B. Myers, 1998) is a popular measure of normal personality that its promoters claim has many applications. M. H. McCaulley (2000) offered an

Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to Study Managers: A Literature Review and Research Agenda

This paper provides a review of research into the relationships between psychological types, as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and managerial attributes, behaviors and

Hierarchical Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Confirmatory factor analyses were conducted on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator using over 11,000 student and leadership-development raters, testing (a) a first-order factor model with additional
...

References

SHOWING 1-7 OF 7 REFERENCES

Item validity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

Positive empirical evidence supports the MBTI item validity, however, several measurement issues on item construction were raised to caution the future users.

An assessment of the Myers-Briggs Type indicator.

  • M. Carlyn
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality assessment
  • 1977
Results of the studies indicate that the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is an adequately reliable self-report inventory, measuring dimensions of personality which seem to be quite similar to those postulated by Carl Jung.

A Construct Validity Study of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

This study assessed the construct validity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, MBTI (Myers, 1976). The rationale was that friends or relatives can make judgments about an individual which will be

An Analysis of the Scoring System of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

THE Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Myers, 1962) is a paper-and-pencil inventory which classifies people on the basis of their self-reported behavior, preferences, and value judgments into dichotomous

Some Correlates of a Jungian Personality Inventory

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a self-report inventory which is intended to measure four variables stemming from the Jungian personality typology: extraversion-introversion, sensation-intuition,