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Question 34

Psychometrics
Personality Questionnaires

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A psychotic person would probably score highest on which MMPI scale?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Schizophrenia

b.

Hysteria

c.

Hypomania

d.

Depression

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The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) was administered to a sample of 300 subjects. The intercorrelations among all the subscales were obtained. Unities were retained in the diagonal spaces of the correlation matrix and it was factor analyzed. Cattell՚s scree indicated two-factor solution. The two factors were subject to varimax rotation. The two rotated factors were named as Verbal Intelligence and Performance Intelligence. The two factors, together, explained 62 percent of variance. (December)

Question 35 (1 of 5 Based on Passage)

Psychometrics
Intelligence Test Items

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

The inter-factor correlation between the two rotated factors obtained in this analysis will be

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Zero

b.

Zero or greater than zero

c.

Smaller than zero

d.

Greater than zero

Question 36 (2 of 5 Based on Passage)

Psychometrics
Intelligence Test Items

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

Which one of the following method of factor extraction is likely to have been employed in the present work?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Principal Component Analysis

b.

Principal axes factoring

c.

Unweighted least squares

d.

Maximum likelihood

Question 37 (3 of 5 Based on Passage)

Psychometrics
Intelligence Test Items

Appeared in Year: 2013 (UGC)

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MCQ▾

Cattell՚s scree is a

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Plot displaying variables using the first two factors as axes

b.

Plot of the order of unrotated factors on X axis and eigenvalues on the Y axis

c.

Plot of the order of unrotated factors on X axis and communalities on the Y axis

d.

Eigenvalues on X axis and communalities on Y axis

Question 38 (4 of 5 Based on Passage)

Psychometrics
Intelligence Test Items

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MCQ▾

The factor analytic model followed in the above analysis can be best explained as

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Component model

b.

Oblique factor analysis model

c.

Confirmatory factor analysis model

d.

Common factor model

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