Corresponding Author Information: Naomi Inoue
Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To examine how the R-PAS with physical distance (R-PAS-PD) has affected the results and interpretation, we compared the results of one respondent who completed the R-PAS twice: with or without maintaining physical distance. We hypothesized that the physical distance will make significant change in various variables.
SUBJECT: The respondent was healthy adult woman and a participant of the other longitudinal study.
METHODS AND MATERIALS: Both the R-PAS data were collected and coded by an examiner with proficiency certificates. R-PAS-PD was administered according to the R-PAS-PD Guidelines. After the test, an interview was conducted with the respondent to explore her different experiences of completing the test.
ANALYSES: All variables generated by R-PAS-PD were compared with those counterparts of R-PAS to determine any significant change in the standard score (SS).
RESULTS: The reliability of the coding overall ranged from good to excellent. In the R-PAS-PH interpretive profiles, the variables decreased by more than 1SD in the SS in comparison to those in R-PAS without PD profiles were as follows: Pu, R, MC-PPD, EII-3, FQ-%, SC-Comp, ODL, PHR/GPHR, and AGC on Page 1, and WSumC, CBlend, NPH/SumH, AGM, and T on Page 2. The variables that had the same values in both profiles were as follows: Pr (= 0), CT (= 0), Sy, SevCog, m, and M- on Page 1, and Vg%, FD, C, FQu%, r, PER, and An on Page 2.
In the interview, she related that she had felt much more relaxed and was able to examine the inkblot more carefully than in the normal administration.
CONCLUSIONS: Physical distance from the tester may have allowed the respondent to experience less stress and generate less negative affect and distorted perceptions when involved in the challenging problems of the inkblot stimuli. Replication of the study is needed.
Naomi Inoue | Teikyo Heisei University, Tokyo, Japan