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The questionnaire measurement of psychoticism1

  • S. B. G. Eysenck (a1) and H. J. Eysenck (a1)

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A study is reported of a random sample of 170 normal men and 192 normal women who were given a 110-item questionnaire incorporating items intended to measure personality variables P (psychoticism), N (neuroticism), E (extraversion), and L (a lie and dissimulation scale). Factor analysis of the intercorrelations between items disclosed a clear-cut psychoticism factor, relatively independent of the others. The rationale and the psychiatric importance of this factor are discussed.

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