A Comparison Between 12 Scales in Tellegen's
Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire
(MPQ) and the Corresponding 12 Preliminary
IPIP Scales Measuring Similar Constructs

IPIP

MPQ

IPIP

MPQ

IPIP

MPQ

IPIP

MPQ

IPIP vs. MPQ

JOYFULNESS

Wellbeing (WB)

5+5 = 10

22+1 = 23

.34

.30

.84

.90

.70 [.81]

POWER-SEEKING

Social Potency (SP)

5+5 = 10

17+8 = 25

.37

.25

.85

.89

.80 [.92]

ACHIEVEMENT-SEEKING

Achievement (AC)

6+4 = 10

14+6 = 20

.28

.20

.79

.84

.64 [.79]

FRIENDLINESS

Social Closeness (SC)

5+5 = 10

9+12 = 21

.36

.23

.85

.86

.73 [.85]

EMOTIONAL INSTABILITY

Stress Reaction (SR)

5+5 = 10

21+2 = 23

.35

.27

.84

.89

.75 [.87]

BELLIGERENCE

Aggression (AG)

5+5 = 10

16+3 = 19

.26

.12

.77

.72

.59 [.79]

DISTRUST

Alienation (AL)

7+3 = 10

18+2 = 20

.33

.20

.83

.82

.45 [.55]

PLANFULNESS

Control (CO)

5+5 = 10

13+11 = 24

.26

.17

.78

.83

.70 [.87]

RISK-AVOIDANCE

Harmavoidance (HA)

3+7 = 10

11+15 = 26

.30

.15

.80

.82

.49 [.60]

CONSERVATISM

Traditionalism (TR)

5+5 = 10

22+5 = 27

.34

.20

.83

.87

.80 [.94]

IMAGINATION

Absorption (AB)

6+4 = 10

34+0 = 34

.27

.20

.78

.90

.62 [.74]

               

Mean

 

5+5 = 10

17+6 = 23

.31

.21

.81

.85

.66 [.79]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNLIKELY VIRTUES

Unlikely Virtues (UV)

12+5 = 17

7+7 = 14

.16

.14

.76

.68

.56[.78]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note. All values are based on 448 participants from the Eugene-Springfield Community Sample. [Values in brackets are the correlations between the corresponding NEO and MPQ scales when corrected for the scale reliabilities.] There is no item overlap within either of the two scales sets, nor between the MPQ and IPIP item pools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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