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The Rorschach's factor structure: a contemporary investigation and historical review.
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PMID:  16370854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The Rorschach Inkblot Test was factor analyzed to assess for a two-dimensional structure that was expected to reflect the traditional interpretation of many scores, as well as two dimensions that have become a basic paradigm for studying self-reported personality and mood. In my sample (N = 268), Comprehensive System scores had a four-dimensional structure. These factors replicated many earlier findings but were independent of self-report measures. Two of the Rorschach dimensions were strongly defined by response frequency (R) and reflect the powerful impact that R has on determining scores and their intercorrelations. A third dimension was comprised of form-dominant shading determinants and partially corresponded to a hypothesized factor of dysphoria. The fourth dimension was comprised of holistic nonform-dominant color and shading determinants and appears to reflect Shapiro's (1965) description of the hysterical mode of cognition. This study suggests it is necessary to expand our conceptualization of the Rorschach to account for its reproducible factors.
G J Meyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-22     Completed Date:  2006-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-36     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago Hospitals, IL 60637, USA.
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