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THE OPQ AND THE BIG FIVE

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 1 January 1991

Abstract

This article is an executive summary of a full scientific paper that appeared in the journal Personality & Individual Differences. A study was conducted to examine the factor structure of the Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) on a sample of 94 British undergraduates. The results indicated that five factors should be extracted, providing further evidence for the “Big Five” structural model of personality. This lends support for the use of the OPQ Pentagon model (Extroversion, Vigorous, Methodical, Emotional Stability and Abstract), but use of the Concept model (containing 30 scales) cannot be recommended.

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Citation

Stanton, N.A., Mathews, G., Graham, N.C. and Brimelow, C. (1991), "THE OPQ AND THE BIG FIVE", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 25-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/02683949110140750

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MCB UP Ltd

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