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McConville, Christopher and COOPER, C (1992) THE STRUCTURE OF MOODS. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 13 (8). pp. 909-919. [Journal article]

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Abstract

An attempt was made to identify the main mood factors using items from widely used questionnaires. A hierarchical factor analysis of 170 mood items was performed. The items formed five primary mood factors (Depression, Hostility, Fatigue, Anxiety and Extraversion) with one general factor (hedonic tone). All the primaries correlated with this general factor. However, the adequacy of this structure was questioned on the grounds that some psychometric assumptions have been broken by most mood scale constructors. A post hoc analysis of a subset of items showed two factors may better map the higher mood sphere.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:1730
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 10:20
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 15:15

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