Clinical Analysis Questionnaire

Purpose: Designed as a shortened version of the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire.

Population: Ages 16 and over.

Score: Twenty-eight primary factor scores and nine second-order factor scores.

Time: (120) minutes.

Author: Samuel E. Krug.

Publisher: Institute for Personality and Ability Testing.

Description and scoring: The Clinical Analysis Questionnaire (CAQ) has been developed in the tradition of the 16 PF and by the same organization. Part I of CAQ is an abbreviated, simplified version of the 16 PF, measuring the same 16 factors with half of its items the same as those in Form A of the 16 PF. Part II consists of 144 items measuring 12 factorially defined clinical dimensions. This part was designed to measure dimensions of pathology and to perform functions such as those done by the MMPI.

Reliability: Test-retest reliabilities range from .51 to .74 in Part I and from .67 to .90 in Part II.

Validity: The author of the manual argues that validity is defined as the correlation of a scale with the underlying factor it is designed to measure. Given this definition, validity coefficients are high, often higher than reliability. But this is not the usual meaning of validity.

Norms: Information concerning normative data was not included in the manual.

Suggested Uses: It is suggested, as described in the manual, that the CAQ should be seen as a research device.