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A confirmatory factor analysis of the Mini-IPIP five-factor model personality scale

Cooper, Andrew; Smillie, Luke D. and Corr, Philip J.. 2010. A confirmatory factor analysis of the Mini-IPIP five-factor model personality scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(5), pp. 688-691. ISSN 01918869 [Article]

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The Mini-IPIP personality scale is a recently developed short measure of the five-factor model personality traits, derived from items in the International Personality Item Pool (Goldberg, 1999). The aim in this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Mini-IPIP using factor analysis. 415 male and 1066 female participants completed the Mini-IPIP via the Internet. A five-factor confirmatory model of the measure showed only poor to moderate model fit, while alternative four and two factor confirmatory models of the data showed poor model fit. Despite this, a subsequent exploratory factor analysis of the measure indicated support for a five-factor structure and showed that nearly all items had minimal cross-loadings on non-target factors. The potential use of the Mini-IPIP in personality research is briefly discussed.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2010.01.004

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
2010Published

Item ID:

4907

Date Deposited:

14 Feb 2011 15:23

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 14:16

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/4907

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