@article{Selimović_Tomić Selimović_Hasković_2012, title={Validation of existence of secondorder factors in Cattell’s 16PF Personality Inventory}, volume={5}, url={https://primenjena.psihologija.ff.uns.ac.rs/index.php/pp/article/view/1113}, DOI={10.19090/pp.2012.4.319-334}, abstractNote={According to the number of published research studies, Cattell’s 16PF Inventory is the most commonly used tool for exploration of ’normal’ personality ever. Besides confirmed cross-cultural validation and standardization on a very large number of respondents, from the early start this inventory was followed with a controversy regarding its factorial structure, especially its second-order factors. The ambiguity among studies that examined the 16PF leads us to the problem of this research which is evaluation of general factors of the 16PF personality inventory-5th edition. The main goal of this research is to explore the factorial structure of the second-order factors congruent with Cattell’s hypothesis. The research was conducted on a sample of students from Tuzla and Sarajevo (N = 512, average age M = 21.74; SD = 3.72). The 16PF showed relatively modest psychometric properties on first-order factors level. Reliability coefficients varied between α = .47 and α = .73. Only H and Q2 factors have satisfactory reliability. The second-order factor analysis, using promax rotation, extracted 4 factors which accounted for 54% of variance. The first factor, accounting for about 20% of variance, could be identified as Anxiety. The second factor, accounting for about 13% of variance, conditionally corresponds to Self-Control factor. The third factor accounts for about 11% of variance and can be conditionally designated as Extroversion. The fourth factor accounts for 10% of variance and is most similar to Cattell’s factor of Independence. Cattell’s fifth factor, Tough- Mindedness, was not confirmed. We can conclude that the 16PF in general has very poor psychometric properties, and that the factorial structure proposed by the authors was not entirely confirmed.}, number={4}, journal={Primenjena psihologija}, author={Selimović, Alija and Tomić Selimović, Ljubica and Hasković, Mujo}, year={2012}, month={Dec.}, pages={319–334} }