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The Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) is a Nonprojective personality measure. It was developed by E. L. Shostrom and published in (1964) to measure the attitudes and values relating to the construct of self actualization.

Internal reliability[edit | edit source]

There seems to be some reservationas about the reliability of the POI[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Ray, J.J. (1984).A caution against the Shostrom Personal Orientation Inventory.Personality & Individual Differences, Vol. 5, No. 6, p. 755
  • Shadish, William R. Nonverbal interventions in clinical groups.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Vol 48(2) Apr 1980, 164-168.
  • Shostrom E. L. (1964) An inventory for the measurement of self-actualization. Educ. psychol. Meas. 24, 207-218.
  • Shostrom E. L. (1977) Manual for the Personal Orientation Dimensions. EdITS, San Diego, Calif.
  • Silverstein A. B. and Fisher G. (1973) Internal consistency of POI scales: Psychol. Rep. 32, 33-34.
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