A CROSS-VALIDATION OF THE FACTOR STRUCTURE OF THE PROFILE OF MOOD STATES - WERE THE FACTORS CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED IN THE 1ST INSTANCE
PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS | PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS | Published : 1987
The present study investigated further the factorial structure of the Profile of Mood States in an Australian college sample of 289 undergraduate students. Responses for all 65 items were intercorrelated and subjected to an iterative principal factoring procedure together with rotation to oblique simple strucrure. Results indicated that the basic subscale structure of the profile is reliable, although some additional factors of emotionality could be discerned. A subsequent higher-order analysis suggested that at the typological mood-state level, the Profile of Mood States primarily indexes three state dimensions of Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Arousal.