Machiavellianism: Dimensionality of the Mach IV and its Relation to Self-Monitoring in a Spanish Sample

Susana Corral, Esther Calvete
2000 The Spanish Journal of Psychology  
The aim of this study was to assess the measurement model of a Spanish version of the Mach IV Scale (Christie, 1970b), used to measure Machiavellianism, and its relation with the Self-Monitoring Scale (Snyder & Gangestad, 1986). 346 undergraduate students (70 males and 276 females) filled in both scales. The results of confirmatory factor analyses showed a four-factor structure to be the most adequate model for the Mach IV, with the following factors: Positive Interpersonal Tactics,
more » ... Tactics, Positive View of Human Nature, and Cynical View of Human Nature. These results are not in accordance with the original factor structure but are consistent with other authors' findings. A structural model between Machiavellianism and self-monitoring was tested, showing statistically significant paths between interpersonal tactics and one self-monitoring subscale.
doi:10.1017/s1138741600005497 pmid:11761738 fatcat:myghq36czzg4jeth3nnknptytm