Date of Award


Document Type

Doctoral Research Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)



First Advisor

Philip Farber

Second Advisor

Richard Elmore

Third Advisor

Jignya Patel

Fourth Advisor

Lisa A. Steelman


Miller (2000) developed the Scale of Accurate Personality Prediction (SAPP), which was derived from a formula comparing obtained and self-predicted scores from the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF)’s 21 scales. While this measure creates one score speaking to the accuracy in self-prediction of a participant across all the traits, this present study was developed in order to examine each of the 21 traits individually. This includes the 16 primary factors and the 5 global factors. Archival data from 609 participants was analyzed through 5 Pearson correlational analyses. One of the correlational analyses was performed on the total sample of 609 participants. The other four correlational analyses were performed on four random samples of 150 participants each. Results indicated Social Boldness (H) and Extraversion (EX) were the traits with the strongest correlation with the participants’ predicted scores. Reasoning (B) was consistently found as not being significantly correlated with its corresponding predicted scores.