An evaluation of the California Test of Personality



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The need for diagnosis of personality maladjustment appears obvious when i tis realized that personality problems are probably the most common causes of discharge from employment, and are probably the most common causes of failure in school. Sophistication is not necessary for appreciation of the meaning of failure in edcation and/or occupation and its ramifying losses to the individual and society. Beause of the importance of the diagnosis of personality maladjustment, it is felt that every opportunity in that direction is worthy of serious study. The purpose of this study was to determine partially how close the California Test of Personality comes to the ideal, i.e., an instrument that will reliabily revela personality defects, can be group administered and scored in a short time, and requires relatively little training to administer, score, and interpret. [...]



California test of personality, Personality tests