Factors are fictions, and other comments on individuality theory

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Abstract

Three of the assumptions in Royce's (1983) theory of personality integration are examined more closely. Royce assumes that: (1) The results from factor analysis are something more than convenient ways to summarize complex covariance structures; (2) it is useful to separate cognitive, affective, sensory, motor, style, and value systems from each other; and (3) it is useful to think of normative “setpoints.” These assumptions are challenged and evidence for alternative assumptions is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-714
JournalJournal of Personality
Volume51
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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