Personality Assessment via Questionnaires: Current Issues in Theory and Measurement by Alois AngleitnerPersonality Assessment via Questionnaires: Current Issues in Theory and Measurement by Alois Angleitner

Personality Assessment via Questionnaires: Current Issues in Theory and Measurement

byAlois AngleitnerEditorJerry S. Wiggins

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ALOIS ANGLEITNER and JERRY S. WIGGINS The personality questionnaire has been with us for more than 60 years. It has been, and still is, the most popular method of personality assessment and it no doubt will continue to be so. The method has been sharply criticized since its inception (e. g. , Allport, 1921; Watson, 1933; Ellis, 1946; Janke, 1973), and this criticism is also likely to continue. The long-standing indifference of test con­ structors to criticisms of their craft is brought home by noting the similarities between objections raised many years ago and those that are offered today (Gynther & Green, 1982). Within this context, one might well ask why a book on personality questionnaires should appear at this time. Despite the centrality of the personality questionnaire to personality as­ sessment, there are, to our knowledge, no recent books on the general topic of personality questionnaires. There are of course books on specific instru­ ments (e. g. , Dahlstrom, Welsh & Dahlstrom, 1972, 1975), books on interpre­ tation of specific instruments (e. g. , Comrey, 1980), and books on specific is­ sues such as response styles (e. g. , Block, 1965). Although not specifically focused on personality questionnaires, Bass and Berg's (1959) Objective Ap­ proaches to Personality Assessment dealt with a number of issues that are cen­ tral to questionnaires.
Title:Personality Assessment via Questionnaires: Current Issues in Theory and MeasurementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pagesPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. The Trait Concept and Personality Questionnaires.- The Trait Concept: Current Theoretical Considerations, Empirical Facts, and Implications for Personality Inventory Construction.- The Trait Concept and the Personality Questionnaire.- II. Item Generation and Scale Construction.- Pragmatic Validity to Be Considered for the Construction and Application of Psychological Questionnaires.- It's What You Ask and How You Ask It: An Itemmetric Analysis of Personality Questionnaires.- Methods of Personality Inventory Development - A Comparative Analysis.- III. Models of Item Responding and Self-Presentation.- The Process of Responding in Personality Assessment.- Self-Deception and Impression Management in Test Responses.- Psychometric Models for Analysis of Data from Personality Questionnaires.- On Linguistic Variables Influencing the Understanding of Questionnaire Items.- IV. Problems of Convergent and Discriminant Validation.- Evaluation of Convergent and Discriminant Validity by Use of Structural Equations.- An Example of Convergent and Discriminant Validation of Personality Questionnaires.- Epilog.- References.- Author Index.