ISSN 0439-755X
CN 11-1911/B

›› 2000, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (03): 324-331.

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Miao Danmin; Huangfu En(Department of Psychology, the Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710032)Rosina C. Chia Ren Jianjun(East Carolina University, USA )   

  • Published:2000-09-25 Online:2000-09-25

Abstract: Objective: To investigate into the content validity, the criterion referent validity and the construct validity of the Chinese version MBTI. Methods : 2123 students, averaging 21.3 in age, took part in the revised Chinese version MBTI-G test. Such tests as EPQ, 16PF MMPI-2 and A-Type were taken as criteria. Results: (1) Experts' evaluation, cormlation analysis between Chinese and English versions, self assessment leaders' assessment and reliability showed that the Chinese version MBTI had a good content validity. (2) Criterion validity study showed that: Generally, EI was apparent; S Type showed gentle, practical, careful traits; N Type was characterized by competitiveness, venturesomeness,decisiveness and meditim A type; T Type showed placid, decisive, calm, self-disciplined, competitive and responsible traits; J Type presented as sociability and high socialization, strong sense of responsibility, planning, persistency, good adaptability in the new environment and strong sense of achievement. These findings were consistent with the original design of MBTI and researches abroad. (3)Factor analysis for 97 items showed that the maximuxn loading that fell on prime factors was 82.8% on average, secondary loading 11.0%. Factor analysis was beyond anhcipation on only 6 items. (4)Correlations existed between revised MBTI personality type test and PM leadership behavior type test;PLA elementary conunanders presented mainly with ESFJ, ISTJ personality types. Conclusion: Chinese version MBTI has high content validity, criterion referent validity and constrUct validity.

Key words: MBTI, student validity, PM