Characteristics of the IPIP Scales to Measure

Two Aspects of Each Big Five Domain

Big-Five Domain

Two-Factor Solution for Each Big-Five Domain

Number of Items

Mean Item Intercorrelation

Coefficient Alpha

Correlation with Factor Scores

Neuroticism

12+8=20

.29

.89

Volatility

6+4=10

.36

.85

.90

Withdrawal

6+4=10

.34

.84

.91

Agreeableness

9+11=20

.22

.84

Compassion

5+5=10

.34

.84

.90

Politeness

4+6=10

.24

.75

.85

Conscientiousness

10+10=20

.22

.84

Industriousness

4+6=10

.30

.81

.87

Orderliness

6+4=10

.30

.80

.89

Extraversion

11+9=20

.24

.85

Enthusiasm

5+5=10

.33

.81

.88

Assertiveness

6+4=10

.36

.85

.88

Openness/Intellect

12+8=20

.22

.85

Intellect

6+4=10

.27

.84

.93

Openness

6+4=10

.35

.78

.88

Note. The factors are described in the following article: DeYoung, C. G., Quilty, L. C., & Peterson, J. B. (2007). Between facets and domains: 10 aspects of the Big Five. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 880-896.

 
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