Master of Arts (MA)
Semester of Degree Completion
Randall H. Best
The purpose of the present study was to cross-validate the Terminator-Remainer subscale of the Social History Questionnaire (Jachim, 1972). The subjects were 72 clients from a mental health clinic. Two groups were used in the study (N = 72 and N = 36). Both groups were divided into Terminators and Remainers.
A point biserial correlation between the score on the Terminator-Remainer subscale and the criterion groups was significant (N = 72: rpb = .24, p < .05; N = 36: rpb = .38, p < .05). Predictive validity was established.
No relationship was found between being a Terminator or a Remainer and sex (x2 = 0.07, N = 72; x2 = 0.00, N = 36).
It was concluded that the Terminator-Remainer subscale of the SHQ had been cross-validated.
Crowley, Robert, "The Social History Questionnaire as Related to Length of Stay in Psychotherapy: A Cross-Validation" (1974). Masters Theses. 3655.