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The Development of Three Static Personality Research Forms and On-Line Scoring Tools for the U.S. Air Force

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Drasgow Consulting Group Urbana United States

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Three versions of the Air Force AF Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System TAPAS test were developed. All assess the same 15 facets underlying the Big Five personality dimensions. The versions include a traditional single statement format with a 4-point Likert response scale, a two-alternative forced choice response format where the pairs of statements are unidimensional, and a two alternative forced choice format with multidimensional paired statements. Software for scoring all three response formats was also developed. The three forms were administered to a sample of USAF Basic Recruits to assess their psychometric characteristics. Reasonably good cross-form correlations were found, with the multidimensional format the most resistant to faking good. The Likert scale version had the highest correlations with several self-report criterion variables.

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Technical Report,17 Jan 2018,01 Nov 2019



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