Award Date

1-1-1983

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Department

Special Education

Number of Pages

108

Abstract

This study investigated whether conduct disordered and emotionally disturbed students demonstrate different temperament dimensions, personality characteristics and temperaments from each other and students who are categorized as clinically normal. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was administered to 172 regular junior/senior high school students, 21 conduct disordered and 32 emotionally disturbed students. Results of comparisons between conduct disordered and emotionally disturbed and clinically normal students were inconclusive for several reasons: insufficient numbers of emotionally handicapped subjects; possible contamination within the categories of the conduct disordered and emotionally disturbed; and lack of correspondence between the two normative groups. At the same time, significant variation did occur between emotionally disturbed subjects and their normal peers in all areas investigated. On the basis of these results it was concluded that the MBTI may possess sufficient discriminative power to effect certain differentiations between emotionally disturbed and conduct disordered adolescents and the clinically normal.

Keywords

Adolescents; Briggs; Clinically; Conduct; Differentiate; Disordered; Disturbed; Emotionally; Indicator; Myers; Normal; Type; Use

Controlled Subject

Special education

File Format

pdf

File Size

1792 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/0bw8-1s9h


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