Master of Arts
Although somewhat controversial, the Five Factor Model (FFM) of personality has remained prominent in normal personality research. Previous studies involving the FFM of personality have failed to examine individual differences that could moderate the number of factors in the FFM. This study investigated two such individual difference variables: need for cognition and working memory. Instruments measuring the FFM, need for cognition and working memory were administered to a sample of undergraduate students. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis indicated the hypothesized model fit equally well across high and low scoring subgroups of both need for cognition and working memory.
Sheehan, Kelly, "Further Investigation of the Factor Structure of the Five Factor Model of Personality: A Search for Moderator Variables" (2003). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 567.