Title

An Assessment Instrument to Measure Karen Horney's Social Movements

Date of Award

1991

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Kenneth U. Gutsch

Advisor Department

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument which could measure the three movements conceptualized by Karen Horney (1945) (i.e., moving toward others, moving away from others, and moving against others) and to establish acceptable coefficients of validity and reliability for the instrument. The instrument was developed using a domain sampling model, and was administered to subjects along with the Psychological Screening Inventory, which was implemented to establish a normative data base. Results indicated evidence for the instrument's reliability and validity.