Revised Guidelines for Urist's Mutuality of Autonomy Scale (MOA)
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.
Sparks, C. L.
(2001). Revised Guidelines for Urist's Mutuality of Autonomy Scale (MOA). Assessment, 8(2), 145-154.
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