Relationships between psychological mindedness and personality traits and ego functioning: Validity studies

Hope R. Conte, Peter Buckley, Susan Picard, T. Byram Karasu

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Two studies further investigated the psychometric properties of the self-report Psychological Mindedness Scale (PMS), which has been shown to have good internal consistency and evidence of predictive and divergent validity. Its construct validity was investigated by assessing (1) whether total scores on the PMS of a group of medical students attending a personnel clinic in a psychiatric outpatient setting would be related in theoretically expected ways to their scores on a personality test; and (2) whether total scores on the PMS of a group of regular clinic patients would have the expected theoretical relationships to scores on a measure of ego functions. The findings of both studies provided support for the construct validity of the PMS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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