The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of the psychoneurotic inventory when given under varying conditions. The conditions chosen were the group situation and the individual interview after a definite attempt had been made to establish rapport with the subject. The subjects were forty-eight delinquent boys from two state institutions. The Woodworth-Cady Personal Data Sheet and the Bell Adjustment Inventory were used. In the oral interview six questions from the Cady and fifty-three questions from the Bell inventory were used. Results indicate a 20 to 40 per cent reversal in identical items between the two methods of administration. The correlation for gross scores was.36.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Williams, Harold M.; Kephart, Newell C.; and Houtchens, H. Max
"The Reliability of the Psychoneurotic Inventory with Delinquent Boys,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 42(1), 176-176.
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