Accession Number : AD0467964


Title :   THE EFFECT OF NON-SCORED ITEMS AND RETESTING ON THE TAYLOR MANIFEST ANXIETY SCALE.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA


Personal Author(s) : Voas,Robert B


Report Date : 15 Mar 1955


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI Form) and the 50 items of the Taylor scale without filler items (Short Form) were administered to six classes (total N = 353) of naval aviation cadets during their first week of training at Pensacola. The present results indicate that non-scored items do not significantly effect the A scale scores, and, therefore, the three forms of this scale should yield comparable results. Further, the results show that while the correlation between the first and second administrations of this scale is high, caution should be exercised in studies which require the repetition of the anxiety scale since repetition alone produces, not a random, but a consistent effect on the mean. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PERSONALITY , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , ANXIETY , TEST METHODS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY) , CORRELATION TECHNIQUES , MEASUREMENT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE