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Implementing a five-factor personality inventory for use on the internet

Buchanan, Tom and Johnson, John A. and Goldberg, Lewis R. (2005) Implementing a five-factor personality inventory for use on the internet. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 21 (2). pp. 115-127. ISSN 1015-5759

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759.21.2.115


A short five-factor personality inventory developed from the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) was implemented as an online questionnaire and completed by 2,448 participants. Following factor analyses, a revised version was created with acceptable reliability and factor univocal scales. As preliminary evidence of construct validity, support was found for 25 hypothesized links with self-reports of relevant behaviors and demographic variables. In a replication using a different recruiting strategy to test for differences due to motivational factors, similar results were obtained. This set of scales appears to provide acceptable measures of the Five-Factor Model for use in internet-mediated research.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Internet, Five-Factor, personality, assessment
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
ID Code:1715
Deposited On:01 Jun 2006
Last Modified:04 Nov 2009 14:48

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