Development and preliminary evaluation of a brief five-factor personality instrument

Weiliang Lim, Elaine Chapman

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Abstract

Instruments to measure personality traits in the five-factor model of personality are typically lengthy, which can hamper their use in studies with multiple measures. In this study we developed a brief five-factor instrument based on a bipolar statement response format and validated the instrument for use in the Singapore education context. The 20-item Brief Five-Factor Instrument (BFFI) comprises four items to measure each personality factor in the five-factor model. To evaluate the internal structure of the BFFI, students at two polytechnics in Singapore responded to the scale (Polytechnic A, n = 421; Polytechnic B, n = 271). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted to evaluate the factor structure of the measure. Results suggest that the BFFI has promise for use in the Singapore education context.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere10003
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume49
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

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