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ERIC Number: ED022198
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The Face of Change.
Elton, Charles F.; Rose, Harriet A.
The Omnibus Personality Inventory (OPI) was administered to 76 volunteer graduating seniors at the University of Kentucky to investigate the dimensions of personality change through a factor analysis of independent change scores. These change scores were obtained by comparing the OPI scores of the students as freshmen with those scores of the same students as seniors. The Thinking Introversion, Theoretical Orientation, Estheticism, Complexity, Automony, Impulse Express, Schizoid Functioning, Social Introversion, Religious Liberalism, and Masculinity-Femininity scales were included in the analysis. Change scores were analyzed into the following factors: humanistic thinking, intellectual and social liberalism, emotional growth, tolerance for ambiguity, interpersonal rationality, and masculinity-femininity. Major change was found to occur in the direction of humanism and intellectual and social liberalism, selectivity of associates, and less rigid stereotyping of sex role. Change was not found to be a factor of different curricular offerings when cross-products factor analysis between 14 engineering students' scores were compared with those of 26 students in Arts and Sciences and Commerce. (WR)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.