The Items in Each of the 4-Item IPIP Scales Measuring Constructs Similar to Those in the 30 NEO-PI-R Facet Scales (Johnson, 2014)

 
N1: ANXIETY(Alpha = .78)
+ keyed Worry about things.
  Fear for the worst.
  Am afraid of many things.
  Get stressed out easily.
   
N2: ANGER (.87)
+ keyed Get angry easily.
  Get irritated easily.
  Lose my temper.
– keyed Am not easily annoyed.
   
N3: DEPRESSION (.85)
+ keyed Often feel blue.
  Dislike myself.
  Am often down in the dumps.
– keyed Feel comfortable with myself.
   
N4: SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS (.70)
+ keyed Find it difficult to approach others.
  Am afraid to draw attention to myself.
  Only feel comfortable with friends.
– keyed Am not bothered by difficult social situations.
   
N5: IMMODERATION (.69)
+ keyed Go on binges.
– keyed Rarely overindulge.
  Easily resist temptations.
  Am able to control my cravings.
   
N6: VULNERABILITY (.76)
+ keyed Panic easily.
  Become overwhelmed by events.
  Feel that I'm unable to deal with things.
– keyed Remain calm under pressure.
   
E1: FRIENDLINESS (.81)
+ keyed Make friends easily.
  Feel comfortable around people.
– keyed Avoid contacts with others.
  Keep others at a distance.
   
E2: GREGARIOUSNESS (.79)
+ keyed Love large parties.
  Talk to a lot of different people at parties.
– keyed Prefer to be alone.
  Avoid crowds.
   
E3: ASSERTIVENESS (.85)
+ keyed Take charge.
  Try to lead others.
  Take control of things.
– keyed Wait for others to lead the way.
   
E4: ACTIVITY LEVEL (.69)
+ keyed Am always busy.
  Am always on the go.
  Do a lot in my spare time.
– keyed Like to take it easy.
   
E5: EXCITEMENT-SEEKING (.73)
+ keyed Love excitement.
  Seek adventure.
  Enjoy being reckless.
  Act wild and crazy.
   
E6: CHEERFULNESS (.79)
+ keyed Radiate joy.
  Have a lot of fun.
  Love life.
  Look at the bright side of life.
   
O1: IMAGINATION (.83)
+ keyed Have a vivid imagination.
  Enjoy wild flights of fantasy.
  Love to daydream.
  Like to get lost in thought.
   
O2: ARTISTIC INTERESTS (.74)
+ keyed Believe in the importance of art.
  See beauty in things that others might not notice.
– keyed Do not like poetry.
  Do not enjoy going to art museums.
   
O3: EMOTIONALITY (.74)
+ keyed Experience my emotions intensely.
  Feel others' emotions.
– keyed Rarely notice my emotional reactions.
  Don't understand people who get emotional.
   
O4: ADVENTUROUSNESS (.70)
+ keyed Prefer variety to routine.
– keyed Prefer to stick with things that I know.
  Dislike changes.
  Am attached to conventional ways.
   
O5: INTELLECT (.73)
+ keyed Love to read challenging material.
– keyed Avoid philosophical discussions.
  Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.
  Am not interested in theoretical discussions.
   
O6: LIBERALISM (.63)
+ keyed Tend to vote for liberal political candidates.
  Believe that there is no absolute right and wrong.
– keyed Tend to vote for conservative political candidates.
  Believe that we should be tough on crime.
   
A1: TRUST (.85)
+ keyed Trust others.
  Believe that others have good intentions.
  Trust what people say.
– keyed Distrust people.
   
A2: MORALITY (.74)
– keyed Use others for my own ends.
  Cheat to get ahead.
  Take advantage of others.
  Obstruct others' plans.
   
A3: ALTRUISM (.73)
+ keyed Am concerned about others.
  Love to help others.
– keyed Am indifferent to the feelings of others.
  Take no time for others.
   
A4: COOPERATION (.71)
– keyed Love a good fight.
  Yell at people.
  Insult people.
  Get back at others.
   
A5: MODESTY (.73)
– keyed Believe that I am better than others.
  Think highly of myself.
  Have a high opinion of myself.
  Boast about my virtues.
   
A6: SYMPATHY (.72)
+ keyed Sympathize with the homeless.
  Feel sympathy for those who are worse off than myself.
– keyed Am not interested in other people's problems.
  Try not to think about the needy.
   
C1: SELF-EFFICACY (.77)
+ keyed Complete tasks successfully.
  Excel in what I do.
  Handle tasks smoothly.
  Know how to get things done.
   
C2: ORDERLINESS (.83)
+ keyed Like to tidy up.
– keyed Often forget to put things back in their proper place.
  Leave a mess in my room.
  Leave my belongings around.
   
C3: DUTIFULNESS (.67)
+ keyed Keep my promises.
  Tell the truth.
– keyed Break rules.
  Break my promises.
   
C4: ACHIEVEMENT-STRIVING (.79)
+ keyed Do more than what's expected of me.
  Work hard.
– keyed Put little time and effort into my work.
  Do just enough work to get by.
   
C5: SELF-DISCIPLINE (.71)
+ keyed Am always prepared.
  Carry out my plans.
– keyed Waste my time.
  Have difficulty starting tasks.
   
C6: CAUTIOUSNESS (.88)
– keyed Jump into things without thinking.
  Make rash decisions.
  Rush into things.
  Act without thinking.
   

Johnson, J. A. (2014). Measuring thirty facets of the Five Factor Model with a 120-item public domain inventory: Development of the IPIP-NEO-120. Journal of Research in Personality, 51, 78-89.

Alphas based on an Internet sample of N = 619,150.

 

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