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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The reasoning ability Factor B items appear at the end of the test booklet with separate instructions, because they are the only items that have right and wrong answers. Institute for Personality and Ability Testing. The 16PF provides scores on 16 primary personality scales and five global personality scales, all of which are bi-polar both ends of each scale have a distinct, meaningful definition. Career assessment and the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire.

When Cattell moved from the physical sciences into the field of psychology in the s, he described his disappointment about finding that it consisted largely of a wide array of abstract, unrelated theories and concepts that had little or no scientific bases.

A broad-bandwidth, public-domain, personality inventory measuring the lower-level facets of several five-factor models. It resulted from the natural affinity of five primary traits that defined different reasons for an individual to move toward versus away from other people see below. They found that there was a natural tendency for these traits to go together in the real world, and to define an important domain of human behavior—social behavior. Oblique rotation allows the factors to correlate with each other, whereas orthogonal rotation restricts the factors from correlating with each other.

A characteristic of the 16PF items is that, rather than asking respondents to self-assess their personality as some instruments do e. This is one of the reasons the Big-Five traits have definitions that are different from the 16PF global factors.


Cattell called these global factors. Re-examination of the major personality type factors in the Cattell, Comrey, and Eysenck scales: The 16PF yields scores on primary and second-order “global” traits, thereby ccattell a multilevel description cttell each individual’s unique personality profile.

Two people might have exactly the same level of Extraversion, but still be quite different from each other. However, other popular big five models consider Dominance as a facet of several Big-Five traits, including Extraversion, Dis-Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness.

Cattell’s 16 Personality Factors Test

In addition, then the global factors provide the overarching, conceptual framework for understanding the meaning and function of dd of the primary traits. The 16PF provides a measure of normal personality and can also be used by psychologists, dw other mental health professionals, as a clinical instrument to help diagnose psychiatric disordersas well as help with prognosis and therapy planning.

Tolerates disorder, unexacting, flexible, undisciplined, lax, self-conflict, impulsive, careless of social rules, uncontrolled. A review of the evidence with special emphasis on the methodological problems. They studied personality data from different sources e.

An experimental manipulation of curiosity and boredom. As a result, he created the 16PF personality test. Retrieved December 8, from http: Were the factor solutions by Noller et al. Cattell and his colleagues began a comprehensive program of international research aimed at identifying and mapping out the basic underlying dimensions of personality. 1pf from ” https: Administration of the test takes about 35—50 minutes for the paper-and-pencil version and about 30 minutes by computer.

Most personality tests are developed cattell measure just the pre-conceived traits that are of interest to a particular theorist or researcher. Manual for the Comprehensive Ability Battery. Personality and Individual Differences, 15 6 Assumptions shared by standardized personality tests, simply stated, are that humans possess characteristics or traits that are stable, vary from individual to individual, and can be measured. The test instructions are simple and straightforward and the test is un-timed; thus, the test is generally self-administrable and can be used in either an individual or a group setting.


Journal of Career Assessment, 3 2 Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 1 2 This statement has become known as the Lexical Hypothesiswhich posits that if there is a word for a trait, it must be a real trait. Compare with the Hierarchical Structure of the Big Five. Next they factor-analyzed these numerous primary traits to see if these traits had a structure of their own—i. Pwrsonalidad argued that self-ratings relate to self-image, and are affected by self-awareness, and defensiveness about one’s actual traits.

Personality and mood perxonalidad questionnaire.

16PF Questionnaire

Archived from the original on Norman factor-analyzing responses to the same items as the 16PF, replicating Cattell’s work and suggested that five factors would be sufficient.

The structure of personality in its environment, vol 1. Over several decades of factor-analytic study, Cattell and his colleagues gradually refined and validated their list of underlying source traits.

This allowed Cattell to narrow down to 35 terms.

Concrete thinking, lower general mental capacity, less intelligent, unable to handle abstract problems. 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. For example, the first global trait they found was Extraversion-Introversion. Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc.

Xe Scientific Analysis of Personality.