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Personality Research Form: Factor Structure and Response Style Involvement

Stricker, Lawrence J.
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ETS Research Bulletin
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National Institute of Mental Health, Correlation, Factor Structure, Personality Studies, Response Style (Tests)


The aims of this study were (1) to explore the factor structure of the Personality Research Form (PRF) and (2) to examine the inventory's relations with response styles. In general the PRF content scales correlated moderately with each other and with measures of acquiesence, social desirability, and defensiveness response biases. Six oblique factors, identified as conscientiousness, hostility, ascendance, dependence imagination, and carefreeness were found in a principal axis analysis of the content scales. The stylistic measures estimated loadings on these factors were scattered and moderate. Several factors were similar to the categorization of scales in the PRF manual as well as the factors previously obtained by Edwards, Abbott, and Klockars. (Author) (30pp.)

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