Accession Number:

AD0266861

Title:

SIMILARITY OF FACTORS UNDERLYING PEER RATINGS OF SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE, SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE, AND BIPOLAR PERSONALITY TRAITS

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AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Five well-defined factors were found to underly ratings of personality traits when the traits were expressed in bipolar form e.g., Cooperative vs Obstructive. The present study investigated the factor structure underlying ratings when the traits were presented with socially acceptable definitions alone e.g., Cooperative vs Not So with socially unacceptable definitions alone e.g., Obstructive vs Not So as well as in the bipolar form. Five hundred members of the Air Force Command and Staff School Class of 1959 rated each other in rating groups of 12 to 14 officers using one or another of three forms designed to obtain bipolar and unipolar ratings. When the three intercorrelation matrices were factor analyzed, five factors emerged from each. These factors appeared to be the same five factors found in previous analyses. It was concluded that the factor structure underlying ratings of personality traits is unaffected by differences in the polarity ofAD-266 862Div. 8, 25, 2U TIPTPMFAArmour Research Foundation, Chicago, Ill. STUDY OF ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY. Quarterly engineering rept. no. 4, 1 Apr-30 June 61, by D. Fryberger. 30 Junthe rating definitions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE