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16 Personality Factors (16PF)
The multi-purposed instrument, 16PF or 16 Personality Factors, is used as a career evaluation
tool, for couples counseling and personality assessment. 16 PF is used by psychologists and
counselors to provide job occupations that best fit the individuals' characteristics. Also, 16PF can
identify such problems as anxiety, behavioral adjustment, academic, emotional, and social.
When taking the test, the participant must answer 185 multiple-choice items along with 26 multiple-
choice items for the Couples Counseling Report. Approximately 35-50 minutes is necessary for
completion. The 16PF Fifth Edition is the current version of the test.
Author: Raymond Cattell
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16 Personality Factors (16PF)
Reliability and Validity
Moderate to good reliability rating have been reported for the 16PF. Based on a sample of 10,261
individuals, Internal consistency reliabilities are on average 0.76 for the primary scales and a range
of 0.68 to 0.87 for all 16 scales. The test-reliabilities over a 2 week period showed scores of
0.69-0.87 for all scales and a 2-month interval showed scores ranging from 0.56-0.79. This data
can be found and supported in the 16PF Fifth Edition Technical Manual by Conn & Rieke, 1994.
Studies conducted have supported construct validity (Chernysheno, Stark, & Chan, 2001; Conn
&Rieke, 1994; Catell & Krug, 1986; Gerbing & Tuley, 1991; Hofer, Horn, & Eber, 1997).
Translation into several languages - Italian, French, Japanese, German - are available for the
16PF. The test's applied validity to counseling, career development, personality assessment and
clinical problems has been supported (Kelly, 1999; Krug & Johns, 1990; Schuerger & Watterson,
1998). The 16PF is an established instrument receiving thousands of publications and qualified
Administration, Analysis and Reporting
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assist the student or professional researcher in administering the survey instrument, collecting the
data, conducting the analyses and explaining the results.
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Dissertations Using the 16 Personality Factors
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Below is a list of dissertations that use the 16PF. The full version of these dissertations can be
found using ProQuest.
Artale, L. J. (2003). Attitudes of community college students toward people with
disabilities. University of Florida).
Eastburg, M. C. (1991). Social support, personality, and burnout in nurses. Fuller Theological
Seminary, School of Psychology).
Cattell, R. B. (1946). The description and measurement of personality. New York: Harcourt, Brace,
& World. View
Cattell, R. B. (1957). Personality and motivation structure and measurement. New York: World
Conn, S.R., & Rieke, M.L. (1994a). The 16PF Fifth Edition technical manual.
Champaign, IL: Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc.
Krug, S.E., & Johns, E.F. (1990). The 16PF. In C.E. Watkins, Jr. & V.L. Campbell (Eds.), Testing
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in counseling practice. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Russell, M.T., & Karol, D. (2002). 16PF Fifth Edition administrator's manual.
Schuerger, J.M., 7 Watterson, D.G. (1998). Occupational Interpretation of the 16 personality factor
questionnaire. Cleveland, OH: Watterson & Associates.
Cousineau, Amy E.; Hall, M. Elizabeth Lewis; Rosik, Christopher H.; Hall, Todd W. (2007). The
16PF and marital satisfaction inventory as predictors of missionary job success. Journal of
Psychology and Theology.
Bastick, Tony (1999). Personality factors of empathy. Annual meeting of the Western
Psychological Association.
Other Personality Related Instruments
Million Index of Personality Styles
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
NEO Personality Inventory-Revised
Jackson Personality Inventory
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Who came up with the 16 personality types? 16 Personalities Is based on the idea proposed and developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katherine Briggs around 1960. They developed this 16 personality type indicator on the theory introduced by Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung. This test was originally published in 1962, and since then being used to identify the career preferences.


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