Constancy and variability of the HSPQ across two Israeli cultures

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Zak, Itai

Zak, I. (1979). Constancy and Variability of the HSPQ Across Two Israeli Cultures. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 4(3), 81-92.


The study aimed at investigating the content and pattern of second-order personality factors of the HSPQ across cultures and sex groups in Israel, and the similarity of the obtained pattern to the American normative group. The HSPQ was administered to 366 Israeli Jews and 353 Israeli Arabs of both sexes. The scales of the primary traits were subjected to factor analysis, where the number factors was assessed by the chi-square goodness-of-fit method. In general, the factor pattern found on the combined sample of Israeli children resembled past research for exvia, anxiety, cortertia, and superego, though different methods of factorization and determination of the number of factors were employed. When the data were treated separately for sexes or for cultures, factors which lend support to the hypothesis of the existence of certain unique group characteristics emerged.

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