Five-factor inventories have a major general factor related to social desirability which can be reduced by framing items neutrally

Abstract

The factors in self-report inventories measuring the five-factor model (FFM) correlate with one another although they theoretically should not. Study 1 showed, across three different FFM-questionnaires, that almost all of the common variance between factors can be attributed to a single general factor related to social desirability. In Study 2, simple… (More)

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@inproceedings{Bckstrm2016FivefactorIH, title={Five-factor inventories have a major general factor related to social desirability which can be reduced by framing items neutrally}, author={Martin B{\"a}ckstr{\"o}m and Fredrik Bj{\"o}rklund and Magnus R. Larsson}, year={2016} }