Personality correlates of women alcoholics as identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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dc.contributor.advisor Krause, Frank H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cramer, D. Kathleen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:24:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:24:28Z
dc.date.created 1984 en_US
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1984 .C7 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/175671
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this correlational study was to determine if women alcoholics (n = 31) percieve their surroundings differently, and thereby make decisions differently, than men alcoholics (n = 29), women nonalcohoics (n = 30) and men nonalcoholics (n = 29).The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Form 6) was utilized to determine reported preferences on extraversion-introversion (EI), sensing-intuition (SN), thinking-feeling (TF) and judgment-perception (JP). A 2 x 2 factorial analysis was conducted to tests the research questionsthe .05 level of significance. Other statistical analyses included a multiple regression analysis and Cronbacks Alpha coefficient of reliability.Findings1. Female alcoholics do not demonstrate an extraversion-introversion attitudinal preference that is significantly different than male alcoholics, female nonalcoholics and male nonalcoholics.2. Female alcoholics do not perceive their surroundings significantly different as reported on the sensing-intuition index than male alcoholics, female nonalcoholics and male nonalcoholics.3. Female alcoholics report no significant difference on preference for the thinking-feeling modes of judging than male alcoholics, female nonalcoholics and male nonalcoholics.4. Female alcoholics report no significant difference on preference for judgment-perception modes than male alcoholics, female nonalcoholics and male nonalcoholics.5. The main effect of Alcoholic Status accounted for differences between groups on EI. Alcoholics reported a preference for extraversion.6. A two-way interaction of Gender and Alcoholic Status on SI indicated that male alcoholics preferred the sensing mode while the male nonalcoholics preferred the intuition mode.7. The main effect of Gender showed that the women preferred the feeling mode and the men reported a preference for thinking.8. Demographic information indicated that the women alcoholics identified specific precipitating events to their drinking more often than men alcoholics and that the time between the onset of drinking and treatment was less for the women than for the men. The women reported a more frequent occurence of alcoholism among family members than the men.ConclusionsWomen alcoholics did not report a preference on any of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator indices of EI, SN, TF, and JP that was significantly different from men alcoholics, women nonalcoholics and men nonalcoholics. In addition, the MBTI was not validated as a reliable clinical instrument. Recommendations for further research are made. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 94 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Alcoholism -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Personality tests. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. en_US
dc.title Personality correlates of women alcoholics as identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/414501 en_US


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