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ERIC Number: EJ1019510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Openness/Intellect in a 50-Item IPIP Instrument
Ingram, Paul B.; Boan-Lenzo, Candace; Vuyk, M. Alexandra
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n6 p600-605 Dec 2013
The M5-50 is a five-factor theory instrument based on the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) that has had difficulties with the five-factor model fitting well. The openness domain's factor structure has a history of concerns that might relate to the connected yet distinguishable facets of openness/intellect. This study explored the factor structure and interdomain correlations within the openness domain of the M5-50 in 255 college students. Results indicate that no significant interdomain correlations exist between Openness and the other M5-50 domains. In addition, results suggest that having one factor convey the aspects of the openness domain construct does not explain the structure of the domain as well as a three-factor solution; the three-factor solution in the M5-50 includes commonalities to the distinct IPIP facets of artistic interests and intellect while the third factor demonstrates less emergent facets of the domain. Implications of the findings include a suggested review of the openness domain in the M5-50 and interpretations of openness/intellect in vocational settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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