Title

Revised guidelines for Urist's Mutuality of Autonomy Scale (MOA)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2001

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Research findings reported in the literature with less than 80% interrater agreement for the Rorschach Mutuality of Autonomy (MOA) scale may be problematic due to possible error. In preparation for a new Rorschach study using the MOA scale, we found it necessary to revise and clarify MOA scale scoring guidelines because they were confusing and ambiguous. A group of 19 naive graduate students improved their interrater agreement scores from 67% using guidelines from the literature, to 75% on the first revision, and these 19 raters plus 13 new raters produced an 80% agreement on a second revision. This revision, with only minor changes based on raters' feedback, is included in an appendix.

Publication Title

ASSESSMENT

Volume

8

Issue

2

First Page

145

Last Page

154