PSY FPX 7610 Assessment 3 Evaluation of Test Materials
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PSY FPX 7610 Assessment 3 Evaluation of Test Materials

PSY FPX 7610 Assessment 3 Evaluation of Test Materials

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Capella University

PSY FPX 7610 Tests and Measurements

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Introduction

Personality tests serve as valuable tools for athletes and coaches to enhance self-awareness and refine behavior, thus improving performance. Among the standardized tests within the personality category are the 16 Personality Factors (16PF), the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), and the NEO Personality Inventory. While each test assesses personality, they operate on different levels. The MMPI analyzes personality traits and psychopathology, the NEO measures emotional and motivational styles based on the five-factor model, and the 16PF evaluates sixteen personality traits predicting behavior across various situations (Reardon & Factor, 2010).

Moreover, these tests prove beneficial in identifying psychological disorders among athletes, particularly depression and anxiety. “Normal state anxiety,” prevalent among athletes, occurs before competitions without affecting daily life, while major depressive disorder can lead to disinterest in previously enjoyable activities (Reardon & Factor, 2010). Regular administration of personality tests can mitigate the risk of athletes succumbing to psychological disorders.

Evaluation of Test Materials, Costs, and Administration Times

Test

Materials Required

Costs

Administration Time

16PF Test booklets, answer sheets, pencils (manual or computer-based) $100 (administering) 35–50 mins (paper), 25–35 mins (computer)
NEO Personality Inventory Test booklets, answer sheets, scoring keys, profile forms $55 (complete kit), $195 (computer version) 30–40 mins (test), 15 mins (scoring)
MMPI Test booklets, answer sheets, profile forms, scoring keys $535.25 (Adolescent Restricted Form kit) 60–90 mins

The MMPI, widely used in psychological assessments, is particularly relevant in collegiate counseling centers. It assesses both adult and adolescent populations, aiding in identifying psychological issues prevalent among athletes (Salkind, 2007).

Evaluation of Scoring Procedures and Interpretation Guidelines

The NEO Personality Inventory utilizes a Five Factor Model, measuring traits on a 1 to 5 scale. Scoring compares responses with population norms, providing insights into personality domains and levels of stability. Similarly, the MMPI’s booklet-style answer sheet allows hand-scoring, offering insights into various scales, including energy levels and emotional functioning (Rosellini & Brown, 2011).

Evaluation of Test Technology

While computerized scoring for the 16PF may yield inconclusive results, trained professionals ensure accurate interpretation, integrating multiple data sources. Likewise, the MMPI-2 utilizes specialized software for scoring, emphasizing the need for trained psychologists in result interpretation (16PF Interpretation Report; How to Score the MMPI-2).

Conclusion

Regular administration of personality tests throughout the sports season aids in monitoring athletes’ mental health and understanding their evolving attitudes and behaviors. Familiarity with test processes and benefits enhances their integration into coaching practices, fostering a supportive environment for athlete well-being.

References

16PF sixth edition interpretive report. (n.d.). https://www.16pf.com/wp-content/uploads/16pf_6th-Edition_InterpretiveReport_Ella_SAMPLE.pdf

Botwin, M., & Juni, S. (1995). Revised NEO Personality Inventory. The Twelfth Mental Measurements Yearbook.

Carrington-Rotto, P., & McLellan, M. J. (1995). Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, Fifth Edition. The Twelfth Mental Measurements Yearbook.

Floyd, A. E. (2023, April 24). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK557525/

Hess, A. K., & Widiger, T. A. (1992). NEO Personality Inventory. The Eleventh Mental Measurements Yearbook.

How to Score the MMPI-2. (2023, May 15). SportsRec. https://www.sportsrec.com/howto-score-the-mmpi-2.html

PSY FPX 7610 Assessment 3 Evaluation of Test Materials

NEO Personality Inventory-3 | NEO-PI-3. (n.d.). https://www.parinc.com/Products/Pkey/275

Psych Press. (n.d.-b). NEO PI-R | Psych Press. https://www.psychpress.com.au/talent-management-solutions/identify-talent/psychometric-testing/NEO-PI-R/index.php

Reardon, C. L., & Factor, R. M. (2010). Sport psychiatry: A Systematic Review of Diagnosis and Medical Treatment of Mental Illness in Athletes. Sports Medicine, 40(11), 961-980. https://doi.org/10.2165/11536580-000000000-00000

Rosellini AJ, Brown TA. The NEO Five-Factor Inventory: latent structure and relationships with dimensions of anxiety and depressive disorders in a large clinical sample. Assessment. 2011 Mar;18(1):27-38. doi: 10.1177/1073191110382848. Epub 2010 Sep 29. PMID: 20881102; PMCID: PMC5639474.

PSY FPX 7610 Assessment 3 Evaluation of Test Materials

Salkind, N. J. (Ed.) (2007). . (Vols. 1-0). Sage Publications, Inc., https://doi.org/10.4135/9781412952644

Stein, S. (2021). Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory–Adolescent–Restructured Form. The Twenty-First Mental Measurements Yearbook.