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Exploratory Factor Analysis: A Users’Guide
In 1978, Comrey wrote a guide to factor analysis in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. This paper provides an update of the information given by Comrey in relation to exploratoryExpand
Factors associated with success in medical school: systematic review of the literature
The review examines data on the predictive validity of the eight criteria that have been studied in relation to the selection of medical students: cognitive factors (previous academic ability), non-cognitive factors (personality, learning styles, interviews, references, personal statements), and demographic factors (sex, ethnicity). Expand
An evaluation of the relationship between Gray’s revised RST and Eysenck’s PEN: Distinguishing BIS and FFFS in Carver and White’s BIS/BAS scales
Abstract Recent revisions of Gray’s reinforcement sensitivity theory (RST) have important implications for self-report measures of approach and avoidance behaviours and how Gray’s model relates toExpand
Effects of daily hassles and eating style on eating behavior.
The results showed daily hassles were associated with increased consumption of high fat/sugar snacks and with a reduction in main meals and vegetable consumption, indicating an important indirect pathway through which stress influences health risk. Expand
Type-D personality mechanisms of effect: the role of health-related behavior and social support.
Findings provide new evidence on type-D and suggest a role for health-related behavior in explaining the link between type- D and poor clinical prognosis in cardiac patients. Expand
The Appraisal of Life Events (ALE) scale: Reliability and validity.
Objectives. Monroe & Kelley (1995) have called for the urgent development of theoretically and psychometrically robust measures of primary appraisal. This paper highlights problems with existingExpand
Changes in prevalence of, and risk factors for, lameness in random samples of English sheep flocks: 2004-2013.
It is concluded that the prevalence of lameness in sheep in England has fallen and that this might be in part because of increased uptake of managements recently reported as beneficial to control lameness. Expand
Improving blood donor recruitment and retention: integrating theoretical advances from social and behavioral science research agendas
This article aims to review both of these types of literature, examine theoretical developments, identify commonalities, and offer a means to integrate these within a single intervention approach to blood donor recruitment and retention. Expand
Personality is of central concern to understand health: towards a theoretical model for health psychology
  • E. Ferguson
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health psychology review
  • 1 May 2013
A theoretical framework to understand the links between personality and health drawing on current theorising in the biology, evolution, and neuroscience of personality is developed and argued that health psychology needs to move from its traditional focus on the individual level to engage group and organisational levels. Expand
Individual differences, stress and coping.