The K-factor, Covitality, and personality

@article{Figueredo2007TheKC,
  title={The K-factor, Covitality, and personality},
  author={Aurelio Jos{\'e} Figueredo and Geneva V{\'a}squez and Barbara Hagenah Brumbach and Stephanie M. R. Schneider},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={18},
  pages={47-73}
}
We present a psychometric test of life history theory as applied to human individual differences using MIDUS survey data (Brim et al. 2000). Twenty scales measuring cognitive and behavioral dimensions theoretically related to life history strategy were constructed using items from the MIDUS survey. These scales were used to construct a single common factor, the K-factor, which accounted for 70% of the reliable variance. The scales used included measures of personal, familial, and social… Expand
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