Using the occupational personality questionnaire (OPQ) for measuring broad traits.

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dc.contributor.author Visser, D.
dc.contributor.author Du Toit, J.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-21T08:44:01Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-21T08:44:01Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation 30(4), 65-77. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1280
dc.description.abstract The widespread acceptance of the Big Five model implies that personality consists of relatively independent dimensions that form a taxonomy whereby individual differences may be explained. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the subscales of an established personality inventory that measures narrow traits of personality, the Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ), could be reduced meaningfully to fit a broad factor model within a South African context. The OPQ 5.2 concept model was administered to 453 job applicants in the telecommunications sector. An exploratory factor analysis yielded a six-factor structure that included five factors corresponding to the Big Five model of personality. The sixth factor, labeled Interpersonal Relationship Harmony, resembled the description of the Chinese tradition factor, extracted in a non-Western society. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher SA Journal of Industrial Psychology en
dc.rights Complies with the rights as specified by the publisher: http://www.sajip.co.za/ & Copyright University of Johannesburg en
dc.subject Occupational Personality Questionnaire en
dc.subject Interpersonal Relationship Harmony en
dc.title Using the occupational personality questionnaire (OPQ) for measuring broad traits. en
dc.type Article en

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