An Exploratory Study of Children's Personality Profiles on the Tell-Me-A-Story
林美珠(Meei-Ju Lin)；劉秋木(Chiu-Mu Liu)
Tell-Me-A-Story ； TEMAS ； 人格側影 ； Tell-Me-A-Story ； TEMAS ； personality profile
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51卷2期（2004 / 12 / 01）
249 - 284
The major purpose of this study was to explore Costantino's ”Tell Me A Story” (TEMAS) by two continual studies, one was to explore children's responses toward TEMAS, and the other was to investigate children's personality profiles on the TEMAS, and further, to compare the TEMAS and a sell-report scale currently used in Taiwan to measure the life-adjustment of children. One hundred and forty-seven fifth graders expressed their ”like of” and ”familiar with” the TEMAS cards, then comparisons between cards of like/dislike and familiar/unfamiliar on time reaction and verbal fluency were conducted. Two trained judges scored the personality functions based on children's stories. Then, comparisons between the TEMAS and the self-report scale were made. The results of this study were as follows: 1. Reaction time to the TEMAS from children in this study was similar to those children of the same age in Costantino's study. In this study, girls showed significantly higher verbal fluency than boys. 2. The mean scores on the TEMAS personality functions were above the average, which was very similar to the mean scores in Costantino's study. This study also found no significant differences either on the Sex or Adjustment; however, Sexual Identity and Moral Judgment were two of the functions that showed unusual results. 3. The correlations between the TEMAS and the self-report scale were very low, indicating that these might be two different or complementary measures on different personality dimensions. 4. The inter-rater reliability of the TEMAS was partly unsatisfactory due to the problem from the original scoring system, thus this needs to be improved in the future.
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