Millennial Contrarianism: The Five-Factor Approach to Personality Description 5 Years Later

  title={Millennial Contrarianism: The Five-Factor Approach to Personality Description 5 Years Later},
  author={Jack Block},
  journal={Journal of Research in Personality},
  • J. Block
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Personality
Abstract Some recent developments with regard to the five-factor approach are reported. Some inconsistencies seem to arise, as reported by a number of investigators. Especially to be noted is the finding that five factors do not encompass wider scans of the inventory domain. Further, the recent introduction of higher order factor analyses suggests that it is possible and conceptually attractive to reduce the five factors to only two broader factors. Finally, a new theoretical offering for the… Expand
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