VARIABILITY IN FACTOR STRUCTURES OF CLINICIANS' PERSONALITY RATINGS
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA
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Personality ratings by military psychologists and psychiatrists who independently examined Navy and civilian volunteers for the U. S. Antarctic Research Program were factor analyzed by professional group and by individual. Factor patterns and trait meanings generally were found to be consistent among psychologists using a personality rating schedule which contained common trait adjectives and somewhat less consistent on another schedule which included specialized Rorschach terminology. Psychologists and psychiatrists as groups were very closely matched on two of three factors the only notable difference between professional groups in interpretation of the traits utilized was on the Assertive item. Results were considered encouraging for those concerned with construction, standardization, and definition of personality concepts, but further study is needed of the correlates of idiosyncratic frames of reference.