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Evaluation of a very short test to measure the Big Five Personality factors on a Flemish sample
Evaluation of a very short test to measure the Big Five Personality factors on a Flemish sample

Author(s): Anikó Lovik, Geert Verbeke, Geert Molenberghs
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: Big Five; Big Five Inventory; BFI-10; divorce in Flanders; short personality test

Summary/Abstract: In this paper, we study the psychometric properties of the ten-item version of the Big Five Inventory as a subset of the original BFI in a Flemish sample. The data come from the Divorce in Flanders study and consist of a full sample of 7533 individuals from 4460 families. Factor analysis shows the presence of the Big Five factor structure with very high primary loadings for most items. However, one of the Agreeableness items loads exclusively on the Extraversion factor and within-factor correlations are also low. Despite this, the BFI-10 correlates well with the BFI. Therefore, while more research is needed before validity and reliability of the Dutch-language version of the test can be concluded, it is clear that the BFI-10 may prove very effective in the assessment of the Big Five factors in the Flemish and Dutch cultures when assessment with longer questionnaires is not feasible.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 7-17
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English