Secondary mood-type factors in the Differential Emotions Scale (DES-IV)

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1987
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Boyle, Gregory J.
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Boyle, G. J. (1987). Secondary Mood-Type Factors in the Differential Emotional Scale (DES-IV). Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 8(2), 211-220.

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The DES-IV (a 49-item version of the Differential Emotions Scale) was administered to 212 undergraduate college students on two separate measurement occasions. The resulting subscale scores were intercorrelated and subjected to an iterative principal factoring procedure together with rotation to direct Oblimin simple structure, for each measurement occasion separately. Three emotional/mood-type factors accounted for much of the variance in the DES-IV subscales, suggesting the feasibility of scoring the instrument for typological factors. Comparisons with previous higher-order factorings of the instrument are made and results are discussed in terms of obtained coefficients of concordance across measurement occasions.

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