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ERIC Number: ED354275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 32
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Vocational Interests and the Facet Structure of Factor V.
Trapnell, Paul
It is proposed that common variance among Factor V personality traits might best be modeled in terms of three broad and distinct subdomains one level below the superordinate level of the so-called Big Five. Three studies are reported that point toward this compromise conception of the top of Factor V as Absorption (A), Intellectance (I), and Traditionalism (T) (referred to as the AIT factors). Study 1 was a reanalysis of data from a larger study of the NEO Personality Inventory and Hogan Personality Inventory facet measures of Factor V for 581 undergraduates. Study 2 checked whether the AIT factors retained their integrity when conscientiousness and agreeableness scales were added to the analysis for a sample of 117 students. In Study 3, a slightly wider selection of AIT related scales were administered to 202 subjects. Evidence from these studies can be interpreted as arguing for splitting Factor V into three different factors and for extending the Big Five model to a Big Six or Big Seven. The correlations of A, I, and T with each other, and the impressive validity that has been established for the circumplex model of vocational interests both argue in favor of keeping Factor V with three subdomains. Six tables and four figures illustrate the discussion. An appendix lists the item content of AIT marker scales. Thirty-one references are included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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