Personality Scales for Intelligent Adults - Statistics of Neurotic scale

© Jan. 2011 Paul Cooijmans

Introduction

These statistics are from the version of the P.S.I.A. that was in use from 2003 to 2007, and was highly similar to the later Revision 2007. The scores are t-scores (mean = 50, σ = 10) normed on an earlier group (partly overlapping this one), so this group may not have an exact mean and σ of 50 and 10. An explanation of the scale can be found through the test's order page.

Explanatory and analytical remarks regarding the interpretation of the statistics are purposely largely avoided, so it is up to the reader to study the report carefully and thus obtain a clear impression of the test's validity - that is, "what it measures". Although the statistics sometimes reveal an almost chilling discriminative power, experience shows that explicitly observing that in a remark tends to evoke negative responses in persons who recognize themselves ("Your remark betrays that your are biased! The test only measures your personal biases!", etcetera).

Scores on P.S.I.A. Neurotic

Contents type: Personality test other than for mental ability.   Period: 2003-2007

11 *
17 *
26 **
27 ***
28 *
29 *
30 **
31 *******
32 **
33 *
34 ***
35 *******
36 ***********
37 *********
38 ******
39 ******
40 **********
41 ***********
42 ************
43 ************
44 ************
45 ****
46 ********
47 **********
48 **********
49 **************
50 ***********
51 ************
52 ********
53 *************
54 ********
55 *********
56 *****
57 *****
58 *********
59 ***
60 ****
61 ***
62 ****
63 ***********
64 *
65 **
66 *
67 *****
69 ****
70 ***
73 ***
74 *****

Scores by males

n = 237

11 *
17 *
26 **
27 **
28 *
29 *
30 **
31 ******
32 *
33 *
34 ***
35 *****
36 ***********
37 ********
38 ******
39 ****
40 *********
41 *********
42 **********
43 ***********
44 **********
45 **
46 ******
47 *********
48 *******
49 ************
50 ********
51 *********
52 *****
53 ************
54 ******
55 ********
56 ****
57 ****
58 ******
59 ***
60 **
61 ***
62 ****
63 *******
64 *
65 **
66 *
67 ***
69 ***
70 **
73 **
74 **

Scores by females

n = 57

27 *
31 *
32 *
35 *
37 *
39 **
40 *
41 **
42 **
43 *
44 **
45 **
46 **
47 *
48 ***
49 **
50 ***
51 ***
52 ***
53 *
54 **
55 *
56 *
57 *
58 ***
60 **
63 ****
67 **
69 *
70 *
73 *
74 ***

Correlation of P.S.I.A. Neurotic with other tests by Paul Cooijmans

Test n r
Cooijmans On-Line Test50.95
The Sargasso Test50.59
Qoymans Automatic Test #350.33
Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 2200.29
Verbal section of Test For Genius - Revision 2004260.24
Numbers160.22
Associative LIMIT Test60.20
Reason Behind Multiple-Choice110.19
The Nemesis Test70.10
Lieshout International Mesospheric Intelligence Test160.09
Isis Test110.08
Reason130.08
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #260.06
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #550.06
Odds70.05
Test For Genius - Revision 2004260.04
Cartoons of Shock70.02
Space, Time, and Hyperspace230.01
Test of Shock and Awe9-0.06
Long Test For Genius9-0.07
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #491-0.07
Spatial section of Test For Genius - Revision 200426-0.08
The Test To End All Tests13-0.08
KIT Intelligence Test - first attempts8-0.10
The Final Test22-0.11
Genius Association Test29-0.17
Intelligence Quantifier by assessment15-0.20
Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 17-0.20
Association subtest of Long Test For Genius14-0.20
Reason Behind Multiple-Choice - Revision 20085-0.27
Spatial Insight Test14-0.29
Analogies of Long Test For Genius13-0.33
Bonsai Test6-0.34
Reason - Revision 20085-0.44
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #17-0.45
Numerical Insight Test8-0.49
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #325-0.57
Test of the Beheaded Man5-0.70

Weighted average of correlations: -0.056

Conservatively estimated minimum g loading: -0.24

Ranking in above table is based on the unrounded correlations. All available data is present in this table, no tests are left out except for those with less than 5 score pairs. All known pairs are used to obtain the true, honest statistics; correlations have not been artificially inflated by leaving out ceiling scores, outliers or other anomalies.

Correlation of P.S.I.A. Neurotic with tests by others

Test n r
Mysterium Entrance Exam120.46
Cattell Culture Fair100.38
Logima Strictica 36160.36
Nonverbal Cognitive Performance Examination200.28
916 Test50.20
Sigma Test100.11
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (raw)70.08
Culture Fair Numerical Spatial Examination - Final version110.03
Cito-toets50.00
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (I.Q.)5-0.01
Scholastic Aptitude Test (old)8-0.01
American College Testing program7-0.07
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales9-0.21
Unknown tests22-0.32
T.R.I.5-0.35
Strict Logic Sequences Exam I19-0.43
Titan Test8-0.49
International High IQ Society Miscellaneous tests11-0.53
W-876-0.62
Graduate Record Examination5-0.64
Epiq Tests6-0.65

Weighted average of correlations: -0.079

Ranking in above table is based on the unrounded correlations. All available data is present in this table, no tests are left out except for those with less than 5 score pairs. All known pairs are used to obtain the true, honest statistics; correlations have not been artificially inflated by leaving out ceiling scores, outliers or other anomalies.

Please be aware that correlations with these external tests are in most cases affected (depressed, typically) by one or more of the following: 1) Little overlap with the object test because of the much lower ceilings and inherent ceiling effects of the tests used in regular psychology; 2) Candidates reporting scores selectively, for instance only the higher ones while withholding lower ones; 3) Candidates reporting, or having been reported by psychometricians, incorrect scores.

Estimated loadings of P.S.I.A. Neurotic on particular item types

These are estimated g factor loadings, but against homogeneous tests containing only particular item types, as opposed to non-compound heterogeneous tests. Although tending to surprise the lay person, it is not uncommon for tests to have high loadings on item types they do not actually contain themselves. Such loadings reflect the empirical fact that most tests for mental abilities measure primarily g, regardless of their contents; that the major part of test score variance is caused by g, and only a minor part by factors germane to particular item types. It is of key importance to understand that this is a fact of nature, a natural phenomenon, and not something that was built into the tests by the test constructors.

Typeg loading of P.S.I.A. Neurotic on that type
Verbal-0.36
Numerical-0.04
Spatial-0.23
Logical0.40
Heterogeneous0.23

There is no overlap between the categories in this table as a result of leaving out compound tests.

Balanced g loading = -0.00

National means for P.S.I.A. Neurotic

Country n mean score
Argentina266.00
Poland363.33
Mexico362.67
South_Africa455.50
New_Zealand254.50
Philippines253.00
United_Kingdom1352.15
India1251.83
Bosnia_and_Herzegovina250.50
United_States9850.23
Netherlands3447.62
China347.33
Italy347.33
Israel447.25
Sweden1746.53
Brazil746.29
Turkey445.75
Denmark245.50
Canada944.89
Korea_South344.67
Yugoslavia544.20
Germany1244.08
France243.00
Spain642.83
Bulgaria242.50
Belgium842.00
Australia640.67
Finland539.00
Norway538.00
Austria235.00
Romania234.00

For reasons of privacy, only countries with 2 or more candidates are included in this table. Ranking is based on the unrounded means, and then alphabetic.

Correlation of P.S.I.A. Neurotic with personal details

Personalia n r
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid2950.59
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor2950.57
P.S.I.A. Introverted2950.51
Gifted Adult's Inventory of Aspergerisms170.45
P.S.I.A. Rare2950.43
Disorders (own)2920.40
P.S.I.A. Antisocial2950.35
Disorders (parents and siblings)2910.24
P.S.I.A. Cruel2950.23
Year of birth2920.20
P.S.I.A. Just2950.18
Observed associative horizon90.13
P.S.I.A. Extreme2950.11
Mother's educational level2790.06
P.S.I.A. Cold2950.06
Observed behaviour210.03
Father's educational level2770.01
P.S.I.A. True295-0.05
P.S.I.A. System factor47-0.08
P.S.I.A. Rational295-0.13
Sex294-0.16
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor295-0.16
Educational level292-0.17
P.S.I.A. Orderly295-0.27

Correlation with personal details of P.S.I.A. Neurotic - within females

Personalia n r
Gifted Adult's Inventory of Aspergerisms30.98
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor570.72
P.S.I.A. Rare570.62
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid570.61
Disorders (own)550.58
P.S.I.A. Introverted570.51
P.S.I.A. Extreme570.42
P.S.I.A. Antisocial570.40
Disorders (parents and siblings)540.27
Mother's educational level470.11
Father's educational level470.10
P.S.I.A. True570.09
P.S.I.A. Cruel570.09
P.S.I.A. System factor100.08
Educational level550.06
P.S.I.A. Just570.02
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor57-0.03
P.S.I.A. Orderly57-0.10
Year of birth55-0.11
P.S.I.A. Cold57-0.11
P.S.I.A. Rational57-0.25

Correlation with personal details of P.S.I.A. Neurotic - within males

Personalia n r
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid2370.62
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor2370.56
P.S.I.A. Introverted2370.53
P.S.I.A. Rare2370.41
Gifted Adult's Inventory of Aspergerisms140.39
P.S.I.A. Antisocial2370.36
Disorders (own)2370.36
P.S.I.A. Cruel2370.29
Year of birth2370.24
P.S.I.A. Just2370.23
Disorders (parents and siblings)2370.23
P.S.I.A. Cold2370.14
Mother's educational level2320.04
P.S.I.A. Extreme2370.04
Father's educational level2300.01
P.S.I.A. Rational237-0.04
Observed behaviour19-0.06
P.S.I.A. True237-0.07
P.S.I.A. System factor37-0.11
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor237-0.19
Observed associative horizon8-0.20
Educational level237-0.21
P.S.I.A. Orderly237-0.30

Correlation with national I.Q.s of P.S.I.A. Neurotic

Correlation of this test with national average I.Q.s published by Lynn and Vanhanen:

Estimated g factor loadings Upward and Downward of specific scores

In parentheses the number of score pairs on which that estimated g factor loading is based. The Upward and Downward values are calculated including the pertinent score itself. It is normal that g factor loadings go down when the range is restricted, so some inevitable depression must be taken into account.

ScoreUpward (n)Downward (n)
10-0.24 (546)NaN (0)
40-0.45 (424)0.52 (35)
50-0.33 (203)0.43 (278)
60-0.65 (37)-0.07 (442)
80NaN (0)-0.24 (546)

Remark: The bottom part has positive g loading, the upper part negative.