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Aksyonova E.P. Ipsative approach to personality assessment: capabilities and limitations

Full text in Russian: Аксенова Е.П. Ипсативный подход к оценке личности: возможности и ограничения
St. Petersburg Institute for Psychology and Social Work, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The capabilities of ipsative scaling as a tool for "social desirability" reduction are considered. The data of meta-analysis of validity and reliability of ipsative personality questionnaires are presented. The capabilities and limitations of ipsative techniques, peculiarities of statistical analysis and interpretation of ipsative data are examined.

Keywords: ipsative scaling, ipsative scales reliability and validity, ipsative data interpretation


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Received 25 March 2012. Date of publication: 19 August 2012.

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Aksyonova Elena P. Teaching Assistant, Department of Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, St.Petersburg Institute for Psychology and Social Work, Vasil’evsky Ostrov, 12 liniya, 13a, 191000, St.Petersburg, Russia.
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Aksyonova E.P. Ipsative approach to personality assessment: capabilities and limitations. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 24, p. 10. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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