A translated version of the Comrey Personality
Scales was administered to 185 male applicants for
motor vehicle operator’s license in Israel after special
measures were taken to reduce response distortion.
Total scores were computed for these subjects
over each of the 40 homogeneous item subgroups
that define the eight personality factors in the taxonomy
underlying the Comrey Personality Scales.
Factor analysis of the intercorrelations among these
40 subvariables resulted in substantial confirmation
of seven of the eight hypothesized factors. Failure
of the eighth factor to emerge may have been due
to higher average scores and lower standard deviations
for the item groups defining this particular
factor, possibly caused by the special conditions under
which the subjects were tested. The overall results
of this study provide further evidence confirming
the robustness of the taxonomy of personality
traits underlying the Comrey Personality Scales
across language and cultural boundaries.
Montag, I & Comrey, Andrew L. (1982). Personality construct similarity in Israel and the United States. Applied Psychological Measurement, 6, 61-67. doi:10.1177/014662168200600107
Montag, I.; Comrey, Andrew L..
Personality construct similarity in Israel and the United States.
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