Exploring the Construct Validity of the Chinese Version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-G

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Abstract:

The construct validity of the Chinese version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Myers & Briggs, 1962) was examined by conducting two analyses – factor analysis and correlation analysis on four different personality tests in their revised Chinese versions and comparing the corresponding results. A sample of 998 undergraduates in China was used: 798 males and 200 females ranging in age from 19 to 23. Four Chinese-version personality questionnaires, Myers-Briggs Type Indication Form G, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, 16 Personality Factors and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, were used. The results showed that either a 4- or a 5-factor design appears to be the best choice for the Chinese version of the MBTI, the SN scale can be further divided into two parts, with one dealing with the problem “where to gather or perceive information”, and the other involving attitudes towards, and methods for selecting, information. The JP scale was largely unitary in nature compared with the 3 other scales of the MBTI.

Keywords: CONSTRUCT VALIDITY; FACTOR ANALYSIS; MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2009.37.5.591

Publication date: August 1, 2009

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