Factor analysis and rotation of the 566 MMPI items

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Robert A. C. Stewart
Cite this article:  Stewart, R. (1974). Factor analysis and rotation of the 566 MMPI items. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 2(2), 147-156.


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Because of the still imperfectly understood basic factor structure of the MMPI, a principal components analysis and varimax rotation was conducted on the MMPI item responses of 50 female under-graduate students of education at Massey University. Eight factors were extracted: neuroticism, antisocial behavior, fundamentalist religiosity, subjectivity, introversion, paranoic tendency, depression, and physical symptoms. The possibly different factor structure for males and females needs explication in further work.
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