Date of Award

1995

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Education and International Services

First Advisor

Wilfred G. A. Futcher

Second Advisor

Jerome D. Thayer

Third Advisor

Jimmy Kijai

Abstract

Problem

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant relationship between the construct of psychological types, as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and temperaments, as measured by the Temperament Inventory (TI).

Method

A non-random sample of 113 individuals completed a demographic questionnaire, the MBTI, and the TI. The results of each preference score of the MBTI and the scores on each of the four temperaments from the TI were compared using a canonical correlation analysis.

Results

There is a significant relationship between the MBTI's psychological types and the TI's temperaments. A preference for extroversion on the MBTI was correlated with a sanguine temperament, while preferences for thinking and judging on the MBTI were correlated with a choleric temperament.

Conclusions

The constructs of psychological types and temperaments should not be considered to be completely independent.

Subject Area

Temperament--Testing; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; Typology (Psychology)

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DOI

https://dx.doi.org/10.32597/theses/178

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