Journal article

CENTRAL CLINICAL STATES - AN EXAMINATION OF THE PROFILE OF MOOD STATES AND THE 8 STATE QUESTIONNAIRE

GJ BOYLE

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT | PLENUM PUBL CORP | Published : 1988

Abstract

Two multidimensional mood-state inventories, the Profile of Mood States (POMS) and the Eight State Questionnaire (8SQ), were administered to 289 Australian college undergraduates. Intercorrelations for the combined 14 subscales were subjected to a higher-order factor analysis in order to elucidate the central clinical states within the mood-state sphere. Results suggested four major state dimensions pertaining to Neuroticism, Hostility/Anger, Vigor, and a combined Extroversion/Arousal-Fatigue entity. Both three- and five-factor solutions were taken out for comparative purposes. Furthermore, separate higher-order factorings of the POMS on normative samples of 350 male and 650 female psychiatr..

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