Criterion validity of the rorschach mutuality of autonomy (MOA) scale: A meta-analytic review

Joel M. Monroe, Marc J. Diener, James Chris Fowler, James E. Sexton, Mark J. Hilsenroth

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Abstract

The present study consisted of a meta-analytic review of the criterion validity of the Rorschach Mutuality of Autonomy (Urist, 1977) scale. Search procedures yielded 27 independent samples (total N = 1,803, average n = 67, SD = 31) for inclusion in the meta-analysis. Results support the criterion validity of the Mutuality of Autonomy with an average overall weighted effect size of r = .24, p < .001 (95% confidence interval = .18, .29). Publication bias analyses indicate the possibility for bias and demonstrate that the likely impact of any such bias would bring the average overall weighted effect size down to r = .18, p < .001 (95% confidence interval for adjusted effect size = .11, .24). The data were not demonstrably heterogeneous (Q = 37.67, df = 26, p = .07), and all between-study moderator analyses were nonsignificant (ps > .19) with the exception of the specific type of criterion variable. Implications for future research and clinical practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-566
Number of pages32
JournalPsychoanalytic Psychology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Mental representations
  • Meta-analysis
  • Mutuality of autonomy (MOA) scale
  • Personality assessment
  • Rorschach inkblot method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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