Assessment of a proposed expansion of the comrey personality factor system

Kirt E. Duffy, Kay Jamison, Andrew L. Comrey

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Six major factors of personality have been identified repeatedly in factor analytic studies by Comrey and his coworkers: Shyness, Dependence, Em- paths, Neuroticism, Compulsion, and Hostility. Analysis of the Guilford-Zimmerman test suggested that this system of six factors could be enlarged to include three additional factors : General Activity, Thoughtfulness, and Mas- culinity. An inventory designed to measure all these factors was administered to 259 volunteers, mostly from the general population. Analysis of the results by factor analytic methods showed that General Activity was well enough defined and confirmed to warrant adding it to the Comrey factor system. The other two additional factors failed to achieve this level of confirmation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-307
Number of pages13
JournalMultivariate Behavioral Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1969
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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