CATTELL'S FACTORIAL THEORY OF PERSONALITY

n. an approach to describing human personality traits using factor analytical methods. Through factor analysis, Cattell could identify and classify a total of 35 surface traits and 12 source traits underlying them.

CATTELL'S FACTORIAL THEORY OF PERSONALITY: "Catteel's Factorial Theory of Personality was the first to present a multi-level, hierarchial model of personality traits."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CATTELL'S FACTORIAL THEORY OF PERSONALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cattells-factorial-theory-of-personality/ (accessed November 17, 2017).
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