A PSYCHOSOCIAL STUDY ON FACTOR ANALYTIC APPROACH AMONG INDUSTRY WORKERS
Dr. Tinni Dutta
Factor analysis is one of the most powerful statistics used in varied branches of Psychology . Human development and Research Institute , a pioneer organization had conducted a study among industry workers of a reputed industry in South24 Parganas. Case history along with 16PF were administered on them by randomization technique. Among 16 personality factors five potential factors were selected for the present study. The concept was derived from Raymond Cattell – who expanded on Spearman’s idea of a two factors theory of intelligence. Twenty Workers from the selective Industry had been taken as clients . 16 PF Personality test was administered on them. Here , it is evident from results following five variables Reserved /Outgoing, Affected feelings – Emotional/Stable Sober/Happy Go Lucky, Expedient/Conscientious , Shy/Venturesome , percent of variance is greater in a Reserved/Outgoing and affected feelings – Emotional/Stable. Psychologically these traits form the personality structure which is corroborated with the theories of personality.
KEY WORDS: Factor Analysis, 16 PF , Industry Worker.