On the multidimensional structure of personality: An improved definition
Zak, I. (1982). On the Multidimensional Structure of Personality: An Improved Definition. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 6(1), 1-14.
A mapping sentence is provided for defining the universe of observations of personality. Data on the 16PF questionnaire, derived from American and Israeli student samples on data on a combined administration of the 16PF, EPQand MMPI were analyzed through the SSA. The findings showed the structure of the interrelationships among the SSA. The findings showed the structure of the interrelationships among the primary personality factors to be that of a radex, in the SSA space of two dimensions. Area of life--corresponding to most of the second-order personality factors of the 16PF plus two pathological secondaries played the role of polarizing facet. The same circular order was repeated in all samples. The modulating facet in the radex suggested a new dimension in the personality space, a dimension of strength or primacy of traits. A cylindrical configuration with repeated radexes is proposed to account for other modalities of observational techniques.