, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 197–220 | Cite as

Confirmation and clarification of primary personality factors

  • Raymond B. Cattell


In connection with a study bridging rating, questionnaire, and objective test factors, confirmation was sought with respect to the twelve personality factors previously found for young adult men. Variables were chosen to clarify and discriminate the nature of related factors. Ratings of and by 373 students were obtained, and the present study describes the separate factorization for the 133 men among them. Factorization yielded eleven factors, of which, on “blind” rotation for simple structure, 9 or 10 proved to be identical with those of the previous study. A new factorM is described.


Public Policy Statistical Theory Clarification Related Factor Simple Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond B. Cattell
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  1. 1.University of IllinoisUSA

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