Technical Foundations for Measuring Ego Development: The Washington University Sentence Completion Test

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  • Copyright: 1998-02-01
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

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This book describes the evolution of the Washington University Sentence Completion Test (SCT), a major measure of ego development, from an intuitive rating scale to an empirically derived reliable and valid personality test. The authors recount the complete history of the SCT, which begins with the Family Problems Scale, an objective test of mothers' attitudes. Work with that test led to a concept of ego development, testable by the SCT, which was elaborated and refined in further work. The book discusses uses of the SCT in other languages and other cultures, offers suggestions for giving the SCT in translation, and presents computer programs for handling SCT responses. Data on reliability and validity of the SCT are brought up to date. These include evidence of the equivalence of the male and female forms of the current version, Form 81, and the equivalence of the two halves of Form 81, each usable as a short form. Rules for obtaining total protocol ratings for 18-item as well as 36-item forms are given. Frequently used forms of the SCT, including a new form for adolescents and children over eight years old, are presented.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Chapter 1 History of the Sentence Completion Test (SCT) for Ego Development
Jane Loevinger
Chapter 2 Revision of the SCT: Creating Form 81
Jane Loevinger
Lawrence D. Cohn
Chapter 3 Revision of the Scoring Manual
Jane Loevinger
Le Xuan Hy
assistance of Kathryn Bobbitt
Chapter 4 Testing and Revising the Rules for Obtaining TPRs for 36-Item and 18-Item Forms
Le Xuan Hy
Kathryn Bobbitt
Jane Loevinger
Chapter 5 Reliability and Validity of the SCT
Jane Loevinger
Chapter 6 Managing SCT Data
Le Xuan Hy
Chapter 7 Ego Development as a Stage-Type Theory and a Process
Jane Loevinger
assistance of Vicki Carlson
P. Michiel Westenberg
Harry Lasker
Chapter 8 Cross-Cultural Applications of the WUSCT
Vicki Carlson
P. Michiel Westenberg
Chapter 9 The Place of the WUSCT for Ego Development in Personality Measurement
Jane Loevinger
Chapter 10 A New Version of the WUSCT: The Sentence Completion Test for Children and Youths (SCT-Y)
P. Michiel Westenberg
Philip D.A. Treffers
Martine J. Drewes
Chapter 11 Other Uses of the WUSCT
Jane Loevinger
Le Xuan Hy
Appendix A The Family Problems Scale as a Measure of Authoritarian Family Ideology 95(6)
Jane Loevinger
Kitty LaPerriere
Claire Ernhart
Appendix B Notes on WUSCT Rating Practice Exercises (Provided in Appendices A and B of Hy & Loevinger, 1996) 101(2)
Jane Loevinger
Vicki Carlson
Le Xuan Hy
Appendix C Current Version of the WUSCT (Form 81 for Women and Men) and Previously Used Forms for Adults and Children 103(14)
Appendix D Excel Macros for Handling SCT Data 117(4)
Appendix E Rule for Locating Categories 121(2)
Kathryn Bobbitt
Le Xuan Hy
Jane Loevinger
Appendix F How to Use the SCT in Translation 123(6)
Le Xuan Hy
References 129

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