Integration of two personality factor systems

Andrew L. Comrey, Kay Jamison, Nathan King

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Six major personality factors in inventory items have been developed through previous investigations in this series. These factors have been defined by analyzing total scores over groups of homogeneous items. An inventory containing items t o measure these factors, the Comrey inventory, and the Guilford Zimmerman Temperament Survey, or GZTS, were administered to 262 volunteers. The GZTS was divided up into groups of relatively homogeneous items. Total scores over 80 item groups from the two inventories were intercorrelated and factor analyzed. Of the 10 major factors obtained, three were represented only by item groups from the GZTS, namely, General Activity, Thoughtfulness, and Masculinity. Empathy and Compulsion were defined al- most exclusively by item groups from the Comrey inventory. The remaining major factors, Shyness, Dependence, Neuroticism, Hostility, and Socialization, were defined by item groups from both inventories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-159
Number of pages13
JournalMultivariate Behavioral Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1968
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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