A Quantitative Review of the Comprehensiveness of the Five-Factor Model in Relation to Popular Personality Inventories

  title={A Quantitative Review of the Comprehensiveness of the Five-Factor Model in Relation to Popular Personality Inventories},
  author={Brian O'Connor},
  pages={188 - 203}
Reports of associations between the five-factor model (FFM) and the scales of popular personality inventories have generated controversy regarding the comprehensiveness of the FFM. The controversy is fueled by a preoccupation with capturing scale variance and differentiating between specific scales, whereas the focus should instead be on whether the FFM captures the common variance and the dimensions that exist in personality constructs. Analyses of published data revealed that the portions of… 

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