Openness to Experience: Expanding the boundaries of Factor V

  title={Openness to Experience: Expanding the boundaries of Factor V},
  author={Robert R. McCrae},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={251 - 272}
  • R. McCrae
  • Published 1 November 1994
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Personality
The fifth factor in lexical studies of trait adjectives is commonly interpreted as Intellect, whereas the corresponding factor derived from questionnaire studies is typically identified as Openness to Experience. Intellect as a construct is problematic because it erroneously suggests an equivalence of Factor V with intelligence, describes aspects of Factor III (Conscientiousness) as well as of Factor V, and fails to suggest the diverse psychological correlates that Factor V is known to have. By… 

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