Five-factor personality inventories have a competence-related higher-order factor due to item phrasing
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This research examines whether the items of some of the most well-established five-factor inventories refer to competence. Results reveal that both experts and laymen can distinguish between items that refer to how competently a behavior is performed and items that do not (Study 1). Responses to items that refer to competence create a higher-order factor in the personality inventories (Study 2), and the variability in responses to competence-related items in personality self-ratings is best modeled as a general factor rather than as also tied to the specific Big Five factors (Studies 3 and 4). We suggest that a focused debate on what personality items should refer to is likely to have considerable positive consequences for both theory and measurement of personality.
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK
|Tidskrift||Frontiers in Psychology|
|Status||Published - 2020 nov 26|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|