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The Myers Briggs Type Indicator Assessment
This paper describes and evaluates the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
# 100654 | 1,240 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jan 18, 2008 in Education (Education Psychology) , Psychology (Testing)

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This paper explains that the format of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is based on the Jungian theory that there are 16 personality types, is an assessment tool that explores an individual's personality by using 94 questions. The author points out that the MBTI has been used by individuals and groups of all ages for such tasks as assisting people in understanding themselves and choosing careers and assisting teachers and counselors in understanding their students' learning styles and group matching. The paper states that research indicates that the MBTI is useful as a tool that evaluates the person's personality at the time that the assessment is given but that the results of the assessment may change over time. The paper includes a chart and quotation.

From the Paper:

"Gibson (2001) discusses the use of the MBTI by teachers and counselors to determine the students that will most effectively work together in groups. Gibson (2001) suggests that group work in the classroom is often ignored or avoided by teachers because it is found to be both frustrating and time consuming for students. The inability of some students to work with one another causes difficulties within the group and ultimately hinders the progress of the group in completing the assignment."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Campbell, V., and Watkins, C. (2000). Testing and assessment in counseling practice. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Gibson, M. (2001). Working in groups: Identification and treatment of student's perceived weaknesses. Business Communication Quarterly. 64(2): 9-17.
  • Johnson, A., Johnson, M., Mauzey, E., Murphy, S., and Zimmerman, K. (2001). A higher order analysis of the factor structure of the Myers-Briggs type indicator. Measuring and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. 34(2): 96-107.
  • McCaulley, M. H. (1990). The Myers-Briggs type indicator: A measure for individuals and groups. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. 22, 181-195
  • Myers, I., and McCaulley, M. (1985). Guide to the development and use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Palo Alto: Consulting Psychologists Press.

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