Personality Scales for Intelligent Adults - Statistics of Orderly 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. Orderly

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

• n: 295
• Mean: 51.77
• σ: 10.48
• Range: 60.0
• Male mean: 51.65 (n = 237)
• Female mean: 51.89 (n = 57)
• Resolution: 0.39
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Scores by males

n = 237

 24 * 25 ** 26 ** 27 ** 29 ** 31 * 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 * 68 * 69 ** 70 * 71 * 72 * 73 **** 74 * 76 ** 78 * 84 *

Scores by females

n = 57

 32 ** 36 *** 40 * 41 ** 42 * 43 * 44 * 45 ** 46 *** 47 **** 48 ** 49 * 50 *** 51 ** 52 * 53 ** 54 * 55 ** 56 ***** 57 *** 58 * 59 *** 60 ** 61 ** 62 * 64 * 65 ** 66 * 75 **

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

Test n r
Analogies of Long Test For Genius130.55
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #260.55
Bonsai Test60.36
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #170.36
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #3250.35
Reason - Revision 200850.34
Test of Shock and Awe90.32
Intelligence Quantifier by assessment150.28
Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 170.26
Association subtest of Long Test For Genius140.22
Cartoons of Shock70.22
Reason Behind Multiple-Choice - Revision 200850.20
The Final Test220.19
Long Test For Genius90.18
Numbers160.09
Associative LIMIT Test60.04
Space, Time, and Hyperspace230.04
Genius Association Test290.04
Lieshout International Mesospheric Intelligence Test160.03
The Test To End All Tests130.01
Spatial section of Test For Genius - Revision 2004260.01
Numerical Insight Test8-0.02
Spatial Insight Test14-0.02
Test For Genius - Revision 200426-0.06
Odds7-0.07
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #55-0.08
Reason13-0.10
Verbal section of Test For Genius - Revision 200426-0.16
Isis Test11-0.17
Qoymans Multiple-Choice #491-0.17
Reason Behind Multiple-Choice11-0.19
KIT Intelligence Test - first attempts8-0.21
Cooijmans Intelligence Test - Form 220-0.22
Test of the Beheaded Man5-0.26
The Sargasso Test5-0.28
Qoymans Automatic Test #35-0.44
The Nemesis Test7-0.56
Cooijmans On-Line Test5-0.57

Weighted average of correlations: 0.010

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. Orderly with tests by others

Test n r
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales90.52
Titan Test80.42
Epiq Tests60.30
Unknown tests220.28
916 Test50.06
Strict Logic Sequences Exam I190.05
Mysterium Entrance Exam120.01
Cattell Culture Fair100.01
Nonverbal Cognitive Performance Examination20-0.08
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (raw)7-0.12
International High IQ Society Miscellaneous tests11-0.18
Culture Fair Numerical Spatial Examination - Final version11-0.21
Logima Strictica 3616-0.27
Cito-toets5-0.28
American College Testing program7-0.40
Sigma Test10-0.41
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices (I.Q.)5-0.51
Scholastic Aptitude Test (old)8-0.65
W-876-0.68
T.R.I.5-0.77

Weighted average of correlations: -0.105

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. Orderly 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. Orderly on that type
Verbal0.20
Numerical0.16
Spatial0.13
Logical-0.32
Heterogeneous-0.29

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

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

Country n mean score
Romania266.00
Mexico361.33
Norway559.20
Turkey457.50
South_Africa456.75
New_Zealand256.00
Austria255.50
Australia655.00
Finland554.60
Germany1254.00
Poland354.00
Netherlands3452.94
Korea_South351.67
United_States9851.43
Denmark251.00
France250.50
Philippines250.50
China350.00
Israel450.00
Yugoslavia549.80
India1249.75
Belgium849.63
Spain649.50
Sweden1749.47
United_Kingdom1348.85
Bosnia_and_Herzegovina245.00
Bulgaria245.00
Brazil744.71
Italy342.67
Argentina239.50

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. Orderly with personal details

Personalia n r
P.S.I.A. System factor470.65
Observed behaviour210.52
Educational level2920.28
Observed associative horizon90.27
P.S.I.A. True2950.25
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor2950.24
P.S.I.A. Extreme2950.09
P.S.I.A. Cold2950.01
P.S.I.A. Just295-0.01
Sex294-0.01
P.S.I.A. Rational295-0.02
Disorders (parents and siblings)291-0.04
Father's educational level277-0.08
Mother's educational level279-0.09
P.S.I.A. Rare295-0.10
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid295-0.10
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor295-0.11
P.S.I.A. Introverted295-0.13
P.S.I.A. Cruel295-0.15
P.S.I.A. Antisocial295-0.18
Disorders (own)292-0.22
Year of birth292-0.25
P.S.I.A. Neurotic295-0.27

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

Personalia n r
P.S.I.A. System factor100.53
Educational level550.26
P.S.I.A. True570.20
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor570.18
P.S.I.A. Cold570.03
P.S.I.A. Rational570.02
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid570.01
Year of birth55-0.02
P.S.I.A. Cruel57-0.05
P.S.I.A. Neurotic57-0.10
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor57-0.11
P.S.I.A. Rare57-0.12
Father's educational level47-0.13
P.S.I.A. Extreme57-0.14
P.S.I.A. Introverted57-0.14
Disorders (parents and siblings)54-0.15
Mother's educational level47-0.16
P.S.I.A. Just57-0.19
Disorders (own)55-0.20
P.S.I.A. Antisocial57-0.36

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

Personalia n r
P.S.I.A. System factor370.66
Observed behaviour190.51
Educational level2370.29
P.S.I.A. True2370.24
Observed associative horizon80.24
P.S.I.A. Ethics factor2370.24
P.S.I.A. Extreme2370.12
P.S.I.A. Just2370.04
P.S.I.A. Cold2370.02
Disorders (parents and siblings)237-0.01
P.S.I.A. Rational237-0.03
Father's educational level230-0.07
Mother's educational level232-0.08
P.S.I.A. Rare237-0.10
P.S.I.A. Deviance factor237-0.11
P.S.I.A. Aspergoid237-0.12
P.S.I.A. Introverted237-0.13
P.S.I.A. Antisocial237-0.16
P.S.I.A. Cruel237-0.16
Disorders (own)237-0.22
Year of birth237-0.29
P.S.I.A. Neurotic237-0.30

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

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

• r = -0.01 (n = 293)

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)
200.10 (546)NaN (0)
40-0.22 (478)-0.34 (34)
50-0.36 (257)0.41 (182)
60-0.69 (66)0.33 (413)
90NaN (0)0.10 (546)