Interactive self-report measure of Cattell’s 16 Personality Factors using the Following this discovery he went on to create and promote the 16PF Questionnaire. The main author of the 16PF, Raymond B. Cattell, had a strong background in the physical sciences. Get this from a library! 16 PF Cuestionario factorial de personalidad: manual. [ Mary T Russell; Darcie L Karol; Raymond B Cattell; A K S.

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Big-five factors and facets and the prediction of behavior. This individual would be talkative, bold, and impulsive but not very sensitive to others people’s needs or feelings. Tolerates disorder, unexacting, flexible, undisciplined, lax, self-conflict, impulsive, careless of social rules, uncontrolled.

This allowed Cattell to narrow down to 35 terms. Also, note that factor B is considered separate from the other factors because it is not a part of the hierarchical structure of personality in the same way as the other factors.

Principles, applications, and issues” 8th ed. This method takes as its starting point the matrix of inter-correlations between these variables in an attempt to uncover the underlying source traits of human personality.

Personality and Motivation Structure and Measurement. Thus, Cattell’s goal in creating the 16PF Questionnaire was to discover the number and nature of the fundamental traits of human personality and to develop a way to measure these dimensions.

A systems theory of maturation and structured learning, vol. The Big Five traits are most important for getting an abstract, theoretical understanding of the big, overarching domains of personality, and in understanding how different traits of personality relate to each other and how different research findings relate to each other.


The description and measurement of personality. There are about a dozen computer-generated interpretive reports which can be used to help interpret the test for different purposes, for example:. This is one of the reasons the Big-Five traits have definitions that are different from the 16PF global factors.

However, it is still the scores on the more specific primary traits that define personalidsd rich, unique personality make-up of any individual. The big-five are important for understanding and interpreting an individual’s personality profile mainly csttell getting a broad overview of their personality make-up at the highest level of personality organization.

Cattell [4] described the concerns he felt as a scientist:. A guide to the Fifth Edition. The second Extravert might be high on Warmth Factor A: Additionally, there is a shortened form available primarily for employee selection and the questionnaire has been adapted into more than 35 languages.

Basic traits resolved into clusters.

The Scientific Analysis of Personality. From the beginning of his research, Cattell found personality traits to have a multi-level, hierarchical structure Cattell, Although personality traits are thought to be correlated, using orthogonal factor csttell makes the factors easier to understand and to work on statistically in research.

Archived from the original on The Psychologist, May Were the factor solutions by Noller et al.

16PF Questionnaire

Norman factor-analyzing responses to the same items as the 16PF, replicating Cattell’s work and suggested that five factors would be sufficient. The search resulted in the sixteen unitary traits of the 16PF Questionnaire. Allport and Odbert utilized this hypothesis to identify czttell traits by working through two of the cudstionario comprehensive dictionaries of the English language available at the time, and extracting 18, personality-describing words.


Simplifying the Cattellian psychometric model. The 16PF Fifth Edition technical manual. Over several decades of factor-analytic study, Cattell and his colleagues gradually refined and validated their list of underlying source traits. Cattellhad a strong background in the physical sciences, especially chemistry and physics, at a time when the basic elements of the physical world were being discovered, placed in the periodic table, and used as the basis for understanding the fundamental nature of the physical world and for further inquiry.

The 16PF Fifth Edition contains multiple-choice items which are written at a fifth-grade reading level. Concrete thinking, lower general mental capacity, less intelligent, unable to handle abstract problems.

Personality cqttell Individual Differences, 15 6 A listing of these trait dimensions and their description can be found below. These traits have remained the same over the last 50 years of research.

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There is also a software system that can be used to administer, score, and provide reports on the test results directly in the professional’s office; and an Internet-based system which can also provide administration, scoring, and reports in a range of different languages.

The importance of narrow traits. This statement has become curstionario as the Lexical Hypothesiswhich posits that if there is a word for a trait, it must be a real trait.