Cognitive style: a psycholexically-derived personality-centred model
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 119–141, March/April 2003
How to Cite
Roodenburg, J. (2003), Cognitive style: a psycholexically-derived personality-centred model. Eur. J. Pers., 17: 119–141. doi: 10.1002/per.470
- Issue published online: 9 APR 2003
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 SEP 2002
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAR 2002
- Across the Ranges Consulting Psychologists, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia
Cognitive style suffers from a confusing multitude of conceptualizations, and dominance by information-processing type measures. This study sought to elucidate a comprehensive and universal set of personality-centred cognitive style constructs. A grounded approach based on the psycholexical hypothesis (effective in personality modelling) was adapted, explicating cognitive styles as evident in late adolescents. Approximately 700 Australian secondary teachers generated a lexicon of 1040 style adjectives, which were consolidated into 99 key words. 596 teachers rated 1192 senior secondary students against these. After removing acquiescence and a ubiquitous good–bad-ability factor, optimum structure appears to be a spherex abridgeable as three circumplexes, reported across six factor pure and 24 blended facets. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.