The main objectives of the study were: (1) To adapt Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) in Gujarati version. (2) To standardize it on the sample selected from the North zone of Gujarat state. (3) To study some of its correlates.
The PPS having 210 statements was tried out on a sample of 160 boys and girls of grades XI and XII of North Gujarat. The final form of PPS contained 150 statements having 10 statements under each variable.A separate answer sheet was also prepared. The final PPS was administered to a sample of 1800 higher secondary and college students (900 boys & 900 girls) drawn from Mehsana and Kutch districts of North Gujarat. The percentile and standard scores were established both for higher secondary school pupils and college students for each variable of PPS.
The Personal Preference Schedule was constructed by making necessary modifications in the statements of EPPS. The EPPS consisted of 15 variables, each having nine statements. All these statements with some modifications were included in a five point rating scale. Moreover, five more newly coined statements were added for each variable with a view to having a chance of selecting items.
The Survey Method was employed in the study.
The variable wise reliability was established through various techniques, which ranged from 0.43 to 0.99. The concurrent validity was found by comparing 13 variables of PPS with same type of factors of 16 PFQ in Gujarati by Emmanuel. The coefficients of validity varied from 0.15 to 0.40.
The major findings were: (1) There was no significant Sex differences in terms of 5 variables of PPS, namely, Achievement, Exhibition, Dominance, Abasement and Aggression for higher secondary students. (2) There was a significant Sex differences in terms of five variables, namely, Achievement, Order, succourance, Heterosexuality and Aggression. (3) There was no significant difference between the mean scores of higher secondary students and of college students on four PPS variables, namely, Autonomy, Interception, Dominance and Heterosexuality.
Keyword(s): Standardization, Personal Preference Schedule, Adaptation of Tool