Edwards Personal Preference Schedule

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Introduction EDWARDS PERSONAL PREFERENCE SCHEDULE A personality inventory comprising 225 pairs of statements relating to likes and preferences the respondent being required to choose the preferred alternative in each case. The scale is ipsative, and it yields scores on 15 needs based on the theory of personality introduced by the US psychologist Henry Alexander Murray (1893–1988) in his book Explorations in Personality (1938), namely needs for achievement, deference, order, exhibition, autonomy, affiliation, intraception, succourance, dominance, abasement, nurturance, change, endurance, homosexuality, and aggression. On an ipsative measure, the overall score-average across all subtests- is always the same for every examinee. On an ipsative…show more content…
8. Succorance (suc): This scale measures one’s need to receive support and attention from others, to provide help when others are in trouble, to kindly behave with others, to have a fuss made over one when hurt. 9. Dominance (dom): This scale measures one’s need to be a leader and influence others, to argue with one’s point of view, to be elected or appointed chairman of committees, to supervise and direct actions of other. 10. Abasement (aba): This scale identifies one’s need to accept blame for problems and confess errors to others, to feel the need for punishment for wrong doing, to feel better when giving in and avoiding fight than when having one’s way, and to feel inferior to others in most respects. 11. Nurturance (nur): This scale measures one’s need to be of assistance to others, to help friends when they are in trouble, to treat others with kindness and sympathy, to be generous with others, and to have others confide in one about personal problems. 12. Change (chg): This scale identifies one’s need to do new and difficult things, to travel, to meet new people, to experience novelty, to eat in new and different places, to try new and difficult jobs, and to participate in new fads and fashions. 13. Endurance (end): This scale identifies one’s need to follow
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