Factor structure of the Psychological Screening Inventory items in a normal population

Richard I. Lanyon, James H. Johnson, John E. Overall

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Abstract

Reports 2 parallel item-level factor analyses of the Psychological Screening Inventory (PSI), using 2 sets of 400 Ss each from the original normative sample. PSI scale scores were also included for use as marker variables. Each analysis defined 5 comparable factors. Factor 1 loaded most highly on the Alienation scale and was interpreted as representing serious psychopathology. Factor 2 strongly represented the Expression dimension of extraversion-introversion. Factors 3 and 4, only weakly represented in the item pool, were labeled "Acting Out" and "Protestant Ethic." Factor 5 was strongly identified as the Discomfort dimension of general maladjustment. Results indicate some similarity between the nature of the standard PSI scales and the item factor structure. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1974
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • factor structure, Psychological Screening Inventory, normal Ss

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
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Factor structure of the Psychological Screening Inventory items in a normal population. / Lanyon, Richard I.; Johnson, James H.; Overall, John E.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 42, No. 2, 04.1974, p. 219-223.

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Lanyon, Richard I. ; Johnson, James H. ; Overall, John E. / Factor structure of the Psychological Screening Inventory items in a normal population. In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1974 ; Vol. 42, No. 2. pp. 219-223.
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