Dimensionality of a test battery for nonprofessional mental health workers

Darwin Dorr, Emory L. Cowen, Irwin Sandler, D. Michael Pratt

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Developed and factor analyzed a comprehensive test battery, including the SVIB and the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability scale, for nonprofessional mental health personnel. Basic dimensions measured by the battery were cultural interests, attitudes toward attributes of the job, extraversion, helping-person qualities, social class, and interests in science. A scoring system based on factor structure was developed and used to compare 105 female nonprofessional child aides with 34 demographically comparable controls. Aides had stronger cultural interests than controls, more positive attitudes toward job-associated concepts, and higher scores on the helping-person dimension. (18 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1973
Externally publishedYes


  • measurement & factor analysis, cultural interests & job attitudes & extraversion & helping qualities, nonprofessional mental health workers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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