The Psychometric assessment of human life history strategy: a Meta- analytic construct validation


Show simple item record Figueredo, A J Wolf, P Olderbak, S Gladden, P Fernandes, H Wenner, C Hill, D Andrzejczak, D Sisco, M Jacobs, W Hohman, Z Sefcek, J Kruger, J Howrigan, D P 2016-07-06T15:04:50Z 2016-07-06T15:04:50Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Figueredo, A. J., Wolf, P. S. A., Olderbak, S. G., Gladden, P. R., Fernandes, H. B. F., Wenner, C., ... & Hohman, Z. J. (2014). The psychometric assessment of human life history strategy: A meta-analytic construct validation. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 8(3), 148. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2330-2925 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract A growing body of empirical literature supports the validity of psychometric assess ments of human life history strategies, but no comprehensive quantitative summaries have yet been published. We present a psychometric validation study of a 20-item Short-Form of the Arizona Life History Battery (ALHB), the Mini-K, using meta-analytic procedures to survey a multiplicity of published and unpublished studies on English-speaking North American college student samples. Correlations between the Mini-K with other measures of related constructs describe the dimensions of the broader conceptual framework encompassed by human life history strategy and em- pirically establish a nomological network surrounding the Mini-K by quantitatively characterizing its system of relations to related and unrelated constructs. These con- structs include the General Factor of Personality, Mutualistic and Antagonistic Social Strategies, Emotional Intelligence, Executive Functions, Covitality, and Evaluative Self-Assessment as well as other indicators of human life history strategy, including all those comprising the ALHB and many others not used in the ALHB, and indicators of one’s Romantic Partner’s life history strategy. Although a single measure cannot capture something as complex and multifaceted as life history strategy, both the Mini-K and the ALHB of which it is a part, perform as predicted by evolutionary psychological theory within this wider conceptual framework. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher American Psychological Association en_ZA
dc.source Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences en_ZA
dc.title The Psychometric assessment of human life history strategy: a Meta- analytic construct validation en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA 2016-06-27T13:04:25Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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