18 Items of the 3 IPIP-VIA-R-Based Global Core Strength Scales
(
Partsch, Olaru, & Lechner, 2022)

                         

 

Positivity (rtt = .72/.80; Ω = .66/.74)*

 

+ keyed

Remain hopeful despite challenges.

 

Look forward to each new day.

 

Know that there are people in my life who care as much for me as for themselves.

 

 

- keyed

Find few things in my life to be grateful for.

 

Find it hard to forgive others.

 

Have difficulty accepting love from anyone.

 

 

Dependability (rtt = .75/.70; Ω = .72/.81)*

 

+ keyed

Make careful choices.

 

Would never be described as arrogant.

 

Believe that everyone's rights are equally important.

 

 

- keyed

Lie to get myself out of trouble.

 

Get impatient when others talk to me about their problems.

 

Take advantage of others.

 

 

Mastery (rtt = .72/.68; Ω = .63/.78)*

 

+ keyed

Am an original thinker.

 

Have a mature view on life.

 

Am valued by my friends for my good judgment.

 

 

- keyed

Do not stand up for my beliefs.

Have trouble guessing how others will react.

 

Have difficulty getting others to work together.

 

 

* Note: Reliability estimates obtained from a quality-filtered quota sample in Germany (ntest = 420, nretest = 202; based on a German adaption of the scales; presented before the ‘/’) and a quality-filtered parallel sample in the U.K. (ntest = 440, nretest = 199; presented behind the ‘/’) in a 3-form planned missingness design; rtt: test-retest reliability with an interval between 2-3 weeks using pairwise complete observations; Ω: McDonald’s Omega composite reliability based on the fitting scalar invariant (i.e., across Germany and the U.K.) multi-group CFA measurement model including three correlated latent core strength variables and an uncorrelated latent acquiescence variable using full information maximum likelihood (FIML).

 

Partsch, M. V., Olaru, G., & Lechner, C. M. (2022). Measuring global character dimensions: An ant colony optimization approach towards three core strengths scales. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/tdjh4

 

 

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