LATENT TRAIT THEORY By N., Sam M.S. - 69 A model for the design of instruments used in observing traits or testing unobservable traits. The preferred method of developing tests and scoring for tests, like the Likert scale. LATENT TRAIT THEORY: "The latent trait theory is used to create questionairres." Related Psychology Terms ACHIEVEMENT TESTS APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) PERSONALITY TRAIT THEORY CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Comparison of Assessment Tools CREATIVITY TESTS ATTITUDE SCALES SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS DIAGNOSTIC TESTS IN EDUCATION MUSIC TESTS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "LATENT TRAIT THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/latent-trait-theory/ (accessed August 13, 2022).