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A Psycho-linguistic study on adult playfulness: its hierarchical structure and theoretical considerations


Proyer, Rene T (2012). A Psycho-linguistic study on adult playfulness: its hierarchical structure and theoretical considerations. Journal of Adult Development, 19(3):141-149.

Abstract

By means of a linguistic corpus analysis,
statements were derived that reflect trait-like characteristics of playful adults. These were given to a sample of 240 adults who also completed two measures of adult playfulness.Using Goldberg’s (J Res Pers 40:347–358, 2006) top-down approach, the hierarchical factor structure of playfulness in this data set was examined. A solution with seven factors fits the data well and could be clearly interpreted.
The retrieved factors were (1) cheerful-engaged; (2)
whimsical; (3) impulsive; (4) intellectual-charming; (5)
imaginative; (6) lighthearted; and (7) kind-loving. The two
playfulness measures did not cover all of these dimensions.
The intellectual-charming and the kind-loving variants of
playfulness were less well represented in these instruments.
The study contributes to the basic question of what factors
underlie playfulness and suggests that there are aspects of
adult playfulness that were hitherto less well described.

Abstract

By means of a linguistic corpus analysis,
statements were derived that reflect trait-like characteristics of playful adults. These were given to a sample of 240 adults who also completed two measures of adult playfulness.Using Goldberg’s (J Res Pers 40:347–358, 2006) top-down approach, the hierarchical factor structure of playfulness in this data set was examined. A solution with seven factors fits the data well and could be clearly interpreted.
The retrieved factors were (1) cheerful-engaged; (2)
whimsical; (3) impulsive; (4) intellectual-charming; (5)
imaginative; (6) lighthearted; and (7) kind-loving. The two
playfulness measures did not cover all of these dimensions.
The intellectual-charming and the kind-loving variants of
playfulness were less well represented in these instruments.
The study contributes to the basic question of what factors
underlie playfulness and suggests that there are aspects of
adult playfulness that were hitherto less well described.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > Developmental and Educational Psychology
Social Sciences & Humanities > Life-span and Life-course Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adult playfulness, Corpus analysis , , Hierarchical factor structure, Humor, Playfulness
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:10 Feb 2012 12:44
Last Modified:07 Apr 2020 06:29
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1068-0667
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10804-012-9141-7

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