Lewis Counseling Inventory Analysis

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Lewis, D.C., Pumfrey, P.D. (1978). Lewis Counseling Inventory (L-CI). London,
England: GL Assessment.
The Lewis Counseling Inventory (L-CI) was designed to be used as an instrument in determining which students were in the greatest need of personal counseling within a secondary school. This test is primarily intended for an adolescent population with the ages ranging from 15-17 years old. The Lewis Counseling Inventory is also designed to be held with a single classroom, which will enable teachers to better understand their students. The test involves 20-15 individuals, and approximately takes about thirty minutes to complete. The inventory is divided into two parts, with the first two sections containing nearly fifty simple reading comprehension
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Loranger with the main purpose of measuring normal and abnormal personality traits. This test is a shorter version of the OMNI and is computer based, but it can also be administered with paper and pencil. The OMNI-IV assesses an individual by asking 375 questions with measures of 25 personality traits and 10 personality disorders, as well as 7 factor scales and 2 validity scales (Lanning, 2001). The items that are omitted from this test are the personality traits and factor scales. According to Lanning (2001), the questions are lines of self-description, and contains answers of subjective assessments of ranging from ‘always to never.’ One of the benefits of this inventory is it can be used by not only a clinical population, but also by non-clinical populations. In other words, an individual administrating this test does not have to be a licensed psychologists or an individual with an advanced degree. This test concludes that there are consistencies within the test-reliabilities stabilities, and has a high test-retest reliabilities by 1-2 months, with the median of .80 (Lanning, …show more content…
Miller, with expectation of assessing and comparing the levels of martial satisfaction between different married couples. This inventory also compares different couples in similar situations. The Miller Marriage Satisfaction Scale (M-MMS) is accessible to anyone via the Internet on a computer. The test cost around thirty-five dollars and can be taken in less than fifteen minutes. The assessment includes 27 items to measure marital satisfaction, with statements regarding about one facet of marriage or family, to which one responds using a 4-point relationship awareness rating scale (Bernt, 1997). This test concludes the test-retest ability was reported to be .92 (Bernt, 1997). There has been some debate among researchers whether or not this test is valid. However, the author notes that this test is beneficial for marriage and family counselors, research and personal

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