Replicating the NEO-PI-R factor structure in African-American older adults


Journal Article

Personality structure of African-American older adults using the Baltimore Study of Black Aging (BSBA; N = 234; Age range 49-88, M = 67; 72% women; Education M = 11 years) was compared with the census-matched normative NEO-PI-R factor structure. Principal components with Procrustes rotation was used to calculate factor, facet, and total congruence coefficients. Significant factor congruence coefficients at a 99% probability level or beyond were found, and only three facet-level congruence coefficients did not reach significance. With the exception of cross-loadings on a few facets, most primary and secondary loadings generally replicated the normative structure providing evidence that there are little differences among the African-American older adults and the largely European American normative structure. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Savla, J; Davey, A; Costa, PT; Whitfield, KE

Published Date

  • October 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1279 - 1288

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0191-8869

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.paid.2007.03.019

Citation Source

  • Scopus