Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Holland, C. J.


Psychology, Clinical.



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The growth of cognitive behavioural techniques in therapy seems to have outstripped the development of suitable assessment techniques to aid in the practice of that therapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and validate the YIPTIS (Your Irrational Personality Trait Inventory Score) test, developed by Maultsby (1980) for use in his self-help therapy. A more general goal was to develop a scale suitable for three important applications: the assessment of irrational thinking, the facilitation of therapy aimed at cognitive restructuring, and research into methods of cognitive change. Reliability of the YIPTIS and its subscales proved to be quite high. The test was validated against the Personality Research Form. The test was also subjected to factor analysis, which suggested a two-factor solution; the factors are best described by the titles of Self-Dissatisfaction and Emotional Reactivity. Various forms of the restructured YIPTIS were developed for different applications, including a version of the test having parallel forms for use in research.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .D684. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0888. Chair: C. J. Holland. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1989.