This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Big Five Inventory (BFI), a 44-item self-administered tool designed to measure the Big Five factors of personality. Internal consistency and unidimensionality of the scales, factor structure, factorial equivalence to the English original and to the German, Dutch and Spanish translations and association of scale scores with demographic variables were examined in a large community sample (n=1023). Construct validity and test-retest reliability were also assessed in two further samples (n=64 and n=64). Evidence for the Italian BFI reliability, validity and cross-cultural applicability was found. Although some key issues still need to be investigated (e.g., predictive validity), results suggested that the Italian BFI retains the sound psychometric properties of the English original and thus can be confidently used as a quick, efficient and flexible tool for assessing personality traits both when administration time is limited and for research purposes.

Psychometric properties of the Italian adaptation of the Big Five Inventory

CHIORRI, CARLO;
2012

Abstract

This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Big Five Inventory (BFI), a 44-item self-administered tool designed to measure the Big Five factors of personality. Internal consistency and unidimensionality of the scales, factor structure, factorial equivalence to the English original and to the German, Dutch and Spanish translations and association of scale scores with demographic variables were examined in a large community sample (n=1023). Construct validity and test-retest reliability were also assessed in two further samples (n=64 and n=64). Evidence for the Italian BFI reliability, validity and cross-cultural applicability was found. Although some key issues still need to be investigated (e.g., predictive validity), results suggested that the Italian BFI retains the sound psychometric properties of the English original and thus can be confidently used as a quick, efficient and flexible tool for assessing personality traits both when administration time is limited and for research purposes.
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