COMPARISON OF THREE SHORT SIX-FACTOR PERSONALITY INSTRUMENTS

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  • Bojana Dinić Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2018.2.189-206

Keywords:

short inventory, HEXACO, 24QB6, Mini-IPIP6, BHI

Abstract

The aim of this research was to validate Serbian adaptations of three short six-factor model measures: 24 Questionnaire Big Six (24QB6), Mini-IPIP6, and Brief HEXACO Inventory (BHI). Besides these measures, HEXACO-100 was applied on a sample of 310 participants (41% of male) from the general population. The results of confirmatory factor analysis showed marginal fit indices for 24QB6, and satisfactory fit indices for Mini-IPIP6, but not for BHI. BHI also had the smallest Cronbach’s alphas for the scales, but the highest correlations with matching HEXACO-100 scales, confirming its convergent and discriminant validity. Regarding 24QB6, it was noticeable that all scales were valid, except for Honesty/Propriety, which showed substantial relations with both Honesty-Humility and Conscientiousness. Scales from Mini-IPIP6 had the highest alphas, but also the highest mean inter-item correlation, indicating that they measured a narrower scope of the traits. Also, validity of the Agreeableness scale was limited. Taken together, all the measures had advantages and disadvantages, and authors should choose a short measure in line with the importance of either validity or reliability.

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25.06.2018

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Dinić, B. (2018). COMPARISON OF THREE SHORT SIX-FACTOR PERSONALITY INSTRUMENTS. Primenjena Psihologija, 11(2), 189–206. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2018.2.189-206

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