Multimethod Personality Profile Assessment Methodology: Alcohol Abusers versus Nonalcoholic Controls.
Final rept. Jan 80-Dec 81,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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The approach of this study involved multimethod personality assessment via a composite profile derived by averaging self-report inventoryquestionnaire data, direct self-ratings, and peer ratings, all basd on a common set of construct definitions. The personality dimensions appraised included the traits of the Personality Research Form PRF and Jackson Personality dimensions appraised included the traits of the Personality Research Form PRF and Jackson Personality Inventory JPI, along with demographic information and additional pertinent variables androgyny, i.e., masculinity and femininity subscales of the PRF ANDRO scale and an MMPI-scale-4-derived subscale, viz., Pd-AA, developed by the author. The investigation was primarily exploratory, but specific hypotheses were tested regarding the PRF-JPI traits of aggression, autonomy, impulsivity, anxiety, conformity, and responsibility, as well as the androgyny and Pd-AA variables. Data were also gathered relating to short-term retesting and degree of congruency among the three mmodes of trait estimation inventory, self-ratings, and ratings by others. The experimental and control samples were comprised of adult male volunteers. Alcoholic data were collected form 36 inpatients in an approximately 4.5-week alcoholism treatment program in a VA hospital and control data, from 42 city fire fighters. Study resutls are presented mainly in terms of extensive ANOVA and correlational analyses.
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