ERIC Number: ED104909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Seeking Markers for Temperament Factors among Positive and Negative Poles of Temperament Scales.
French, John W.; Dermen, Diran
This report covers part of a project designed to develop and to make available to research workers markers for some of the temperament factors that have been established in the factor-analytic literature. An earlier report describes 28 such factors and defines several divisions of each factor, called subfactors, that appear in the literature to be associated with the factors. Each subfactor is described as a positive pole versus a negative pole. It was hypothesized that scales for these subfactors, when placed in a factor analysis, would have salient loadings on those factors for which they were intended to define one of the divisions. Scales comprised of newly constructed items were developed for each subfactor, half of the items representing each pole, and an equal number of those for each pole keyed "yes" and "no", in order to balance out the tendency to acquiesce. This report covers two factor analyses in which some of the subfactors were divided such that each pole was represented by a separate variable. By more fully determining some of the factors and by utilizing the extraction and rotation of several different numbers of factors, it is now possible to suggest markers in the form of unipolar scales for ten additional factors. The evidence used in making these suggestions is presented. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For a related document, see TM 004 366