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Volume 55 Issue 1 (February 1964), Pages 1-120

THIRD‐ORDER FACTORS IN OBJECTIVE PERSONALITY TESTS (pages 1-18)

Intercorrelations of second‐order factors in objective personality tests were pooled from three researches and subjected to a new analysis in terms of third‐order personality factors. Application of Guttman's criterion allowed for the extraction of three factors which, after combined analytical and visual rotation for oblique simple structure, could be identified as ‘Immature Self‐Centred Temperament (v. Mature Environment‐Oriented Stolidity)’, ‘Restrained Acceptance (v. Unrestrained Neglect) of External Norms’, and ‘High (v. Low) Self‐Assertion’, respectively. A brief review of first‐ and second‐order factor structure in objective personality tests is given in the introductory section.

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