An Examination of the 16PF Validity Scales as Predictors of the Scale of Accurate Personality Prediction (SAPP)
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The Scale of Accurate Personality Prediction (SAPP) was derived from the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16-PF) as a measure of self-knowledge by comparing the degree of similarity of a participant’s predicted and obtained 16 PF results. The purpose of this study was to examine the utilization of the16PF validity scales as potential predictors of an individual’s score on the Scale of Accurate Personality Prediction (SAPP). A series of multiple regression analyses were performed on the current database of 641 respondents. Additionally, to provide additional validity, the database was split into two halves, and the multiple regression analyses were run on each half sample. The multiple regressions were utilized to determine whether or not any of the three validity scales (Impression Management, Acquiescence, and Infrequency) were significant predictors of an individual’s SAPP score, and if so, to see if their inclusion in the derivation of the SAPP score would be indicated. The results indicated that none of the three validity scales were significant predictors of an individual’s SAPP score.