, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 11–20 | Cite as

The dimensions of temperament

  • L. L. Thurstone


The correlations among the thirteen personality scores yielded by the Guilford schedule for factors STDCR, and the Guilford-Martin schedules for factors GAMIN, and O, Ag, and Co, as reported by Lovell, were factored by the centroid method. The purpose was to see how many factors were represented by the thirteen scores; therefore the test reliabilities were used in the diagonal cells. It was found that the scores represent not more than nine linearly independent factors. The orthogonal factor matrix was rotated to oblique simple structure. Seven of the oblique factors were given tentative interpretation. Two factors were regarded as residual factors because of the small variance which they represent. The seven factors have been named Active, Vigorous, Impulsive, Dominant, Stable, Sociable, and Reflective.


Public Policy Small Variance Statistical Theory Independent Factor Simple Structure 
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© Psychometric Society 1951

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Thurstone
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoUSA

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