Meta-Analysis of Factor Analyses: An Illustration Using the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory

Journal Article

Among the many topics considered by meta-analysts, one that has received relatively little attention is the statistical integration of multivariate outcome data. This article focuses on a procedure proposed by Kaiser that has been used to integrate the results from different factor analyses. After giving a geometrical description of Kaiser's procedure, the authors illustrate its use with factor analytic studies of the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory. The results show that the seven subscales of the Buss-Durkee Hostility Inventory measure two dimensions of aggressiveness, one that can be called covert. The need for further development and application of multivariate data synthesis procedures is also discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bushman, BJ; Cooper, HM; Lemke, KM

Published Date

  • June 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 344 - 349

Published By

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-7433

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-1672

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0146167291173015


  • en