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Zachowania celowe mierzone samoopisowo – pomiar i struktura
Self-reported purposive behaviors – measurement and structure

Author(s): Ewa Skimina, Jan Cieciuch, Włodzimierz Strus, Tomasz Rowiński, Artur Świtalski
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Developmental Psychology, Neuropsychology, Behaviorism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Behavior; structure of behaviors; factorial structure; personality metatraits

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents finding from analyses conducted in order to (a) prepare a pool of items measuring a wide range of purposive avocational behaviors and (b) empirically categorize these behaviors. The analyses were conducted on a pool of 209 statements describing behavioral acts and using a frequency response scale. The statements were taken from Oregon Avocational Interest Scales (ORAIS) by Goldberg (2010). The group of participants consisted of 801 people aged 16–72 (M = 29.71, SD = 12.69). A series of exploratory analyses was conducted on a reduced pool of items (by removing these poorly differentiating). As a result, 135 behavioral acts were grouped into 17 categories. Further analyses showed that these 17 categories can be grouped into 4 or 2 interpretable higher-order factors, which meaning is similar to personality metatraits.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 7-32
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish