Motivational distortion in personality profiles of undergraduate distance education students

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dc.contributor.advisor Biner, Paul M. en_US Bink, Martin L. en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:53Z 2011-06-03T19:36:53Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1995 .B5 en_US
dc.description.abstract Motivational Distortion is a construct of replicable error characterized by a shift in one's responding on a personality measure from an anonymous role to a role motivated by the testing situation. The Sixteen Personality Factor (16PF) contains an embedded scale designed to measure the this construct. Scores on this scale provide a basis for correcting scores on the primary factors.To date, individual studies on Motivational Distortion have not adequately addressed the construct validity of the scale. The present study utilized a sample of teleeducation students in an attempt determine if varying levels of role aptitude and role-congruent settings does impact Motivational Distortion.The results of regression and Aptitude-by-treatment interaction analysis (ATI) have two implications for Motivational Distortion. Namely, The relation of Motivational Distortion and its components may be moderating instead of causal, and the relation of the construct and other personality factors is more limited.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent 36 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Personality tests -- Validity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Personality assessment. en_US
dc.title Motivational distortion in personality profiles of undergraduate distance education students en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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