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Higher-order factors in a five-factor personality inventory and its relation to social desirability

Bäckström, Martin LU (2007) In European Journal of Psychological Assessment 23(2). p.63-70
Abstract
This paper compared two higher-order factor models using a 100-item, five-factor personality inventory originating from the IPIP database. The sample consisted of 2,019 subjects tested on the Internet. The two models were compared using confirmatory factor analysis. The two-factor model showed a similar fit to the data. The criteria for parsimony favored a hierarchical model with one higher-order factor at the top and five personality factors beneath. The single higher-order factor was found to be related to social desirability in a subsample of 196 subjects.
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social desirability, personality test, factor analysis, factors, higher-order
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European Journal of Psychological Assessment
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23
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2
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63 - 70
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Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
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2151-2426
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10.1027/1015-5759.23.2.63
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English
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  author       = {Bäckström, Martin},
  issn         = {2151-2426},
  keyword      = {social desirability,personality test,factor analysis,factors,higher-order},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {63--70},
  publisher    = {Hogrefe & Huber Publishers},
  series       = {European Journal of Psychological Assessment},
  title        = {Higher-order factors in a five-factor personality inventory and its relation to social desirability},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759.23.2.63},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2007},
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