The Utility of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

@article{Pittenger1993TheUO,
  title={The Utility of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator},
  author={David J. Pittenger},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  year={1993},
  volume={63},
  pages={467 - 488}
}
  • D. J. Pittenger
  • Published 1 December 1993
  • Psychology
  • Review of Educational Research
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 theory of types. During the past decade, the test has received considerable attention and use in a variety of applied settings. The unified view of validation requires that validity be considered as an approach that requires many sources of corroboration. This procedure contrasts with previous… 
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