Date of Award

Spring 1964

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts




The study of response sets in both interest and personality inventories has received a great deal of attention and has caused much controversy concerning some of the related variables. Although response sets have long been recognized, only the last few years or so have witnessed the increased interest they have received as a potentially powerful approach in the study or human behavior.

The present study is concerned with the problem of test item ambiguity in measures designed to reflect two response sets in both student and psychiatric groups. The major purpose is that of determining whether content has the same effects on response sets shown by groups that are widely different in personality or if the effects are specific to the particular group studied.

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