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The Myers Briggs Indicator Test
An examination of the use of the Myers Briggs Indicator test (MBIT) and its different scales.
# 113052 | 3,909 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 16, 2009 in Psychology (Jung) , Psychology (Testing)

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This paper discusses the Myers Briggs Indicator test (MBIT), which is based upon the psychological theories of Carl J. Jung and developed by Katharine Cook Briggs. The paper discusses the reasons why Briggs developed the test and the how it is used today. The paper also discusses the different scales of the test and provides a table that shows the scale of determining the four letter sequence that is the conclusion of a testing scenario.

From the Paper:

"The MBIT itself is exceedingly popular, as a tool used in business, career counseling, education and standard counseling situations, and is said to be one the most commonly utilized tests for "normal" populations of people. The designation can assist the counselor and the individual in determining the leanings of the individual to certain types of employment or affinity for different types of learning. Yet, there are significant questions associated with the tests, validity as some researchers have found that people tested at different times can designate significantly different. Though most evaluations of the MBTI, if used correctly are positive for correlation and validity there are some converse challenges to the test. It is likely that the test will both continue to be used across a broad system and will likely continue to be challenged for validity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Johnson, W. L., Mauzey, E., Johnson, A. M., Murphy, S. D., & Zimmerman, K. J. (2001). A Higher Order Analysis of the Factor Structure of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 34(2), 96.
  • Mani, B. G. (1995). Progress on the Journey to Total Quality Management: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Adjective Check List in Management Development. Public Personnel Management, 24(3), 365.
  • The Psyche on Paper; Understanding the Risks, Appeal of Personality Testing. (2004, October 3). The Washington Times, p. B08.
  • (2000). Testing and Assessment in Counseling Practice (C. E. Watkins & V. L. Campbell, Ed.) (2nd ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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