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T. W. Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel J. Levinson, and R. Nevitt Sanford in collaboration with Betty Aron, Maria HertzLevinson, and William Morrow, The Authoritarian Personality, John Wiley & Sons, 1950

MEANS AND DISCRIMINATORY POWERS OF THE F-SCALE ITEMS

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Although the F scale (Form 60) might be described as a fairly adequate instrument, it still had some obvious shortcomings, and it was hoped that these might be removed before the scale was used with numerous groups of subjects. It still contained a number of items so poor statistically that they contributed almost nothing to the purpose of the scale. Also, there were two items (numbers 12 and 18) which, despite their ranking 1 and 9 in order of goodness, had to be dropped in the early fall of 1945 because they had lost their war-period timeliness.