The higher-order factor structures of five personality inventories

Woods, Stephen and Hardy, Claire (2012) The higher-order factor structures of five personality inventories. Personality and Individual Differences, 52 (4). pp. 552-558. ISSN 0191-8869

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This study examined the internal higher-order structures of five personality inventories (the Hogan Personality Inventory, the Occupational Personality Questionnaire, the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, the Personality and Preferences Inventory, Profile Match). A sample of 356 individuals from the UK working population completed various combinations of the five inventories. Overall, the results indicated sensible and interpretable factor structures for the inventories. Cross-inventory factor analyses of the extracted factors revealed a variant of the Big Five model underpinning them, enabling examination of inventory convergence and divergence. Our study also examined and compared representations of the General Factor of Personality in each of the inventories.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality inventories, exploratory factor analysis, trait measurement, validity, higher-order factors, general factor of personality, GFP, big five
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 15:48
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 16:29

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