Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Malcolm H. Robertson

Second Advisor

Dr. Chris Koronakos

Third Advisor

Dr. Wayne Fuqua

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This paper examines the instrument of self-report and its use in identifying and measuring the elements of the personality as defined by C. G. Jung. Jung's theory of personality is briefly explained, and self-report as a general instrument of personality assessment is critically examined. Selected research on the construction and use of self-report tests is reviewed and critically evaluated. The author asserts that the bipolar assumption that is often implicit in the construction of test items is not representative of the personality as Jung portrayed it. The author suggests revisions in the construction of test items and a scoring gradient for test items in order to improve the accuracy and sensitivity of the instrument of self-report.