Saturday, September 29, 2012

NEO-PI-R in Diverse Populations

I was curious about the validity of the NEO-PI-R in diverse populations. Doing a quick search, I found several cross-cultural studies on this instrument that found it reliable (Mui Yik & Bond, 1993; Pulver, Allik, Pulkkinen, & Hämäläinen, 1995; McCrae, Costa, Del Pilar, Rolland, & Parker, 1998). I found several more that I could not access. The most personally interesting aspect of this reliability is that it demonstrates a generality of personality traits in humans. Of course, these three studies do not necessarily indicate reliability across every diverse population, but it is compelling to think that although the issues and challenges across humanity vary radically, we are all dealing with the same deck (so to speak).

Mui Yik, M. S., & Bond, M. H. (1993). Exploring the Dimensions of Chinese Person Perception with Indigenous and Imported Constructs: Creating a Culturally Balanced Scale. International Journal of Psychology, 28(1), 75-95. doi: 10.1080/00207599308246919

Pulver, A., Allik, J., Pulkkinen, L., & Hämäläinen, M. (1995). A Big Five personality inventory in two non-Indo-European languages. European Journal of Personality, 9(2), 109-124. doi: 10.1002/per.2410090205

McCrae, R. R., Costa, P. T., Del Pilar, G. H., Rolland, J., & Parker, W. D. (1998). Cross-Cultural assessment of the five-factor model: The Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 29(1), 171-188. doi: 10.1177/0022022198291009

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