Degree Name

EdD (Doctor of Education)


Educational Leadership

Date of Award

December 1983


The problem was to determine whether a significant relationship existed among the present positions, career goals, and results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator using selected college and university personnel administrators in the Southern Region of the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA). Literature was reviewed in order to determine the previous research of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as it applies to college and university personnel administrators. The standard Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was chosen as the personality inventory instrument. Colleges and universities surveyed were selected using the Southern Region of the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) as the group. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator was administered to one hundred personnel administrators either in person or through the mail. Personal data and demographic data were reported in tables. Nonparametric statistics were utilized to analyze the degree of relationship among the ordinal level data obtained from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Agreement was tested intra-group by Kendall's coefficient of concordance, and agreement between groups was tested by the Spearman rank-order correlation. The .05 level of significance was applied in all cases using the two-tailed test. Data was analyzed according to the results of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the demographic data, the career position, and the career goal. The results indicated a significant relationship between the present position and Myers-Briggs, age and Myers-Briggs, sex and Myers-Briggs, location of institution and Myers-Briggs, career goals and Myers-Briggs, and between the present position and career goals.

Document Type

Dissertation - unrestricted