Accession Number : AD0716628

Title :   Personality Dimensions Derived from Multiple Instruments.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Thaler,Victor Hugo

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 115

Abstract : The current use of clinical psychological tests in batteries has been open to question in a variety of studies. Often, it seems as though the addition of more or different test information does not improve the quality of the psychologist's evaluation. If there are meaningful interrelationships between the many variables in a test battery, then it would appear that factor analysis would be a most useful technique in revealing them. Unfortunately, factor analysis of groups of tests have often been unsatisfactory in revealing personality dimensions across tests. Rather, they have each produced instrument factors that reflect mainly the form and character of the original component measured. The current study has used a variant of standard factor analytic methods that eliminate the emergence of instrument factors and make evident relationships between tests. A group of six measures was administered to 88 male college students. The tests included the 16 P.F., WAIS, TAT, HIT, MMPI, and a personal history questionnaire. Orthogonal factor analyses were done on all measures, which were then transformed into 50 factor scores. These, in turn, were again factored, using an orthogonal rotation, resulting in 20 grand factors of personality. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONALITY, MEASUREMENT), (*TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), EXPERIMENTAL DATA), STUDENTS, MALES, UNIVERSITIES, QUESTIONNAIRES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, FACTOR ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, EFFECTIVENESS, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE