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Title: Assessing Personality With Multi-Descriptor Items
Author(s): Schult, Johannes
Schneider, Rebecca
Sparfeldt, Jörn
Language: English
Title: European journal of psychological assessment : EJPA
Volume: 35
Issue: 1
Startpage: 117
Endpage: 125
Publisher/Platform: Hogrefe
Year of Publication: 2019
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: The need for efficient personality inventories has led to the wide use of short instruments. The corresponding items often contain multiple, potentially conflicting descriptors within one item. In Study 1 (N = 198 university students), the reliability and validity of the TIPI (Ten-Item Personality Inventory) was compared with the reliability and validity of a modified TIPI based on items that rephrased each two-descriptor item into two single-descriptor items. In Study 2 (N = 268 university students), we administered the BFI-10 (Big Five Inventory short version) and a similarly modified version of the BFI-10 without two-descriptor items. In both studies, reliability and construct validity values occasionally improved for separated multi-descriptor items. The inventories with multi-descriptor items showed shortcomings in some factors of the TIPI and the BFI-10. However, the other scales worked comparably well in the original and modified inventories. The limitations of short personality inventories with multi-descriptor items are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
DOI of the first publication: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000368
URL of the first publication: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-54313-001
Link to this record: hdl:20.500.11880/32593
http://dx.doi.org/10.22028/D291-35746
ISSN: 2151-2426
1015-5759
Date of registration: 14-Mar-2022
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Bildungswissenschaften
Professorship: HW - Prof. Dr. Jörn Sparfeldt
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