The Structure of Personal Characteristics

Hardcover | November 1, 1992

byDavid M. Romney

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The purpose of this book is to show that the prevalent view of personal characteristics, which has been influenced to a large extent by factor analysis, may not be the soundest or the most useful. Structural equation modeling entails a more comprehensive approach to modeling relationships between variables than factor analysis and enables one to test alternative models to the factor model in accounting for these relationships. In this work this proposition is demonstrated by drawing on the research the authors have conducted in three important domains of personal characteristics--abilities, personality disorders, and self-attitudes. The authors' discoveries in these areas have far-reaching and innovative implications not only for psychological and psychosocial theory but also for applied areas such as teaching, psychotherapy, and communication.

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The purpose of this book is to show that the prevalent view of personal characteristics, which has been influenced to a large extent by factor analysis, may not be the soundest or the most useful. Structural equation modeling entails a more comprehensive approach to modeling relationships between variables than factor analysis and enab...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.76 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:November 1, 1992Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275939952

ISBN - 13:9780275939953

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?The book provides many useful ideas and hints on possible models that will be helpful to instructors of graduate or advanced undergraduate classes, as well as researchers in psychology and the social sciences alike.?-Contemporary Psychology