Psychometric Properties of the Portuguese Version of the Mini-IPIP five-Factor Model Personality Scale
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The aim of the present study was the examination of the psychometric properties and the evaluation of the factorial composition of the Mini-IPIP five-factor model personality scale among a sample of Portuguese college students (n = 2153). Factor analysis highlighted a structure similar to the one proposed by Donnellan et al. (Psychological Assessment, 18, 192–203. doi: 10.1037/1040–3522.214.171.124, 2006), showing acceptable fits in confirmatory factor analysis. The Portuguese version of the Mini-IPIP five-factor model personality scale demonstrated good psychometric properties in terms of factor structure, internal consistency, and convergent validity. The results suggest that the Portuguese version of the Mini-IPIP five-factor model personality scale may have many potential applications in diverse psychological assessment contexts in Portugal and Portuguese speaking countries.
KeywordsPersonality assessment Big five International personality item pool Psychometric properties Portuguese version
This research should be considered as a contribution to the Scientific Collaboratory for the Development of Advanced Measures of Personality and Other Individual Differences. We wish to thank Lewis R. Goldberg, Ph.D., for assistance under the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) Collaboratory project.
Compliance with Ethical Standards
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards included in the Portuguese Code of Professional Ethics for Psychologists.
Conflict of Interest
The Author declares that he has no conflict of interest.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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