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The Validity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for Predicting Expressed Marital Problems

Frazier M. Douglass, IV and Robin Douglass
Family Relations
Vol. 42, No. 4 (Oct., 1993), pp. 422-426
DOI: 10.2307/585343
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/585343
Page Count: 5
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The Validity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for Predicting Expressed Marital Problems
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Abstract

A study was conducted to examine assertions made concerning the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator's (MBTI) use with couples in marital therapy. Sixty-seven couples completed the MBTI and a short questionnaire concerning marital problems. The results were not consistent with assertions found in the MBTI literature. Contrary to such assertions, few spouses in couples are the same on all four preferences, and, more importantly, the number of opposite preferences did not predict global or specific marital problems.

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