Title

A Lexical Investigation of the Lower-Order Structure of Conscientiousness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0092-6566(03)00065-5

Abstract

A principal components analysis of lexically derived trait adjectives was performed to investigate the lower-order factor structure of conscientiousness (N=1675). A solution with eight substantive components fit the data best and showed good reliability, and convergent and discriminant validity. The eight components were labeled reliability, orderliness, impulse control, decisiveness, punctuality, formalness, conventionality, and industriousness. The relevance of the structure to previous lexical research and existing personality inventories is discussed.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Research in Personality, v. 38, issue 2, p. 164-178

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