Journal article

Personality characteristics of direct-service personnel in community residential units

GJ Boyle, PG Comer

Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities | Published : 1990

Abstract

This study examined the personality profile of direct service personnel employed in community residential units for the intellectually disabled. Comprehensive assessment of both the normal and abnormal personality trait domains was carded out for a large sample of 110 employees, using the Clinical Analysis Questionnaire (CAQ), a psychometric instrument which provides extensive coverage of the adult personality sphere. Mean CAQ scores for the sample implied a generally satisfactory level of emotional adjustment. Overall, direct service personnel exhibited a nonaberrant profile of personality trait scores across both the normal and abnormal CAQ factors. There was a notable lack of psychopathol..

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