Some determinants of factor structures from personality-trait descriptors.

  title={Some determinants of factor structures from personality-trait descriptors.},
  author={Dean Peabody and Lewis R. Goldberg},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={57 3},
Three determinants of the factor structures of personality traits are investigated. The 1st, selection of variables, was controlled by using 57 bipolar scales, selected to be representative of common trait terms. In analyses of 7 data sets, variants of the "Big Five" factors were always found. Factor similarities were very strong for the 3 largest factors, which were transformed into general evaluation and 2 descriptive dimensions. As a 2nd determinant, judgments about real people were compared… 

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