A Comparison between the Scales in Lee and Ashton's HEXACO Personality Inventory and the Corresponding Preliminary IPIP Scales Measuring Similar Constructs

         
 
Number
of Items
Mean Item
Intercorrelation
Coefficient
Alpha

Correlation
 
HEX
 IPIP
HEX
 IPIP
HEX
 IPIP vs. HEX
Honesty-Humility Domain 32 .16 .22 .88 .90 .77 [.87]
Sincerity (H:Sinc)
8
.26
.29
.78
.76
.62 [.81]
Fairness (H:Fair)
8
.26
.33
.76 
.79
.72 [.93]
Greed Avoidance (H:Gree)
8
.24
.32
.69 
.79
.70 [.95]
Modesty (H:Mode)
8
.29 
.35
.80 
.81
.71 [.88]
             
Emotionality Domain 31 .16 .18 .88 .87 .82 [.94]
Fearfulness (E:Fear)
8
.36 
.31
.84 
.78
.78 [.96]
Anxiety (E:Anxi)
7
.33 
.34
.84 
.80
.75 [.91]
Dependence (E:Depe)
8
.21 
.30
.73 
.77
.57 [.76]
Sentimentality (E:Sent)
8
.28 
.33
.79 
.80
.75 [.94]
             
Extraversion Domain 31 .23 .24 .92 .91 .88 [.96]
Expressiveness (X:Expr)
8
.34 
.40
.84 
.84
.79 [.94]
Social Boldness (X:SocB)
8
.39 
.41
.86 
.85
.83 [.97]
Sociability (X:Soci)
7
.36 
.32
.85 
.79
.77 [.94]
Liveliness (X:Live)
8
.31 
.33
.82 
.79
.77 [.96]
             
Agreeableness Domain 31 .22 .20 .92 .89 .76 [.84]
Forgiveness (A:Forg)
8
.27 
.37
.79 
.82
.65 [.81]
Gentleness (A:Gent)
8
.28 
.31
.79 
.78
.65 [.83]
Flexibility (A:Flex)
7
.20 
.20
.72 
.67
.56 [.81]
Patience (A:Pati)
8
.42 
.33
.88 
.80
.72 [.86]
             
Conscientiousness Domain 32 .21 .19 .91 .88 .84 [.94]
Organization (C:Orga)
8
.37 
.47
.85
.88
.81 [.94]
Diligence (C:Dili)
8
.31 
.32
.81 
.79
.74 [.93]
Perfectionism (C:Perf)
8
.30 
.25
.80 
.72
.61 [.80]
Prudence (C:Prud)
8
.29 
.29
.80 
.77
.74 [.94]
             
Openness to Experience Domain 30 .21 .22 .91 .90 .86 [.95]
Aesthetic Apprec. (O:AesA)
7
.34 
.33
.83 
.80
.80 [.98]
Inquisitiveness (O:Inqu)
7
.26 
.30
.78 
.78
.73 [.94]
Creativity (O:Crea)
8
.36 
.34
.84 
.80
.71 [.87]
Unconventionality (O:Unco)
8
.34 
.33
.84 
.79
.78 [.96]
             
Mean for Facet Scales
8
.25 
.33
.82 
.79
.72 [.90]
 
Note. All of the IPIP scales contain 10 items. All of the HEXACO-PI facet scales contain 8 items, but
for the purpose of constructing IPIP scales, some HEXACO-PI items were removed to maximize internal-consistency.
 

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