Assessing the universal structure of personality in early adolescence: The NEO-PI-R and NEO-PI-3 in 24 cultures

Filip de Fruyt, Marleen de Bolle, Robert R. McCrae, Antonio Terracciano, Paul T. Costa, Maria E. Aguilar-Vafaie, Chang Kyu Ahn, Hyun Nie Ahn, Lidia Alcalay, Jüri Allik, Tatyana V. Avdeyeva, Marek Blatný, Denis Bratko, Marina Brunner-Sciarra, Thomas R. Cain, Niyada Chittcharat, Jarret T. Crawford, Ryan Fehr, Emília Ficková, Michele J. GelfandSami Gulgoz, Martina Hrebuícková, Lee Jussim, Waldemar Klinkosz, Goran Kneževic, Nora Leibovich de Figueroa, Margarida P. Lima, Corinna E. Löckenhoff, Thomas A. Martin, Iris Marušic, Khairul Anwar @ Johari Mastor, Katsuharu Nakazato, Florence Nansubuga, Jose Porrata, Danka Puric, Anu Realo, Norma Reátegui, Jean Pierre Rolland, Vanina Schmidt, Andrzej Sekowski, Jane Shakespeare-Finch, Yoshiko Shimonaka, Franco Simonetti, Jerzy Siuta, Barbara Szmigielska, Vitanya Vanno, Lei Wang, Michelle Yik

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Abstract

The structure and psychometric characteristics of the NEO Personality Inventory-3 (NEO-PI-3), a more readable version of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R), are examined and compared with NEO-PI-R characteristics using data from college student observer ratings of 5,109 adolescents aged 12 to 17 years from 24 cultures. Replacement items in the PI-3 showed on average stronger item-total correlations and slightly improved facet reliabilities compared with the NEO-PI-R in both English- and non-English-speaking samples. NEO-PI-3 replacement items did not substantially affect scale means compared with the original scales. Analyses across and within cultures confirmed the intended factor structure of both versions when used to describe young adolescents. The authors discuss implications of these cross-cultural findings for the advancement of studies in adolescence and personality development across the lifespan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-311
Number of pages11
JournalAssessment
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Cross-cultural
  • Five-Factor Model
  • Observer ratings
  • Personality

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de Fruyt, F., de Bolle, M., McCrae, R. R., Terracciano, A., Costa, P. T., Aguilar-Vafaie, M. E., ... Yik, M. (2009). Assessing the universal structure of personality in early adolescence: The NEO-PI-R and NEO-PI-3 in 24 cultures. Assessment, 16(3), 301-311. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191109333760

Assessing the universal structure of personality in early adolescence : The NEO-PI-R and NEO-PI-3 in 24 cultures. / de Fruyt, Filip; de Bolle, Marleen; McCrae, Robert R.; Terracciano, Antonio; Costa, Paul T.; Aguilar-Vafaie, Maria E.; Ahn, Chang Kyu; Ahn, Hyun Nie; Alcalay, Lidia; Allik, Jüri; Avdeyeva, Tatyana V.; Blatný, Marek; Bratko, Denis; Brunner-Sciarra, Marina; Cain, Thomas R.; Chittcharat, Niyada; Crawford, Jarret T.; Fehr, Ryan; Ficková, Emília; Gelfand, Michele J.; Gulgoz, Sami; Hrebuícková, Martina; Jussim, Lee; Klinkosz, Waldemar; Kneževic, Goran; de Figueroa, Nora Leibovich; Lima, Margarida P.; Löckenhoff, Corinna E.; Martin, Thomas A.; Marušic, Iris; Mastor, Khairul Anwar @ Johari; Nakazato, Katsuharu; Nansubuga, Florence; Porrata, Jose; Puric, Danka; Realo, Anu; Reátegui, Norma; Rolland, Jean Pierre; Schmidt, Vanina; Sekowski, Andrzej; Shakespeare-Finch, Jane; Shimonaka, Yoshiko; Simonetti, Franco; Siuta, Jerzy; Szmigielska, Barbara; Vanno, Vitanya; Wang, Lei; Yik, Michelle.

In: Assessment, Vol. 16, No. 3, 09.2009, p. 301-311.

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de Fruyt, F, de Bolle, M, McCrae, RR, Terracciano, A, Costa, PT, Aguilar-Vafaie, ME, Ahn, CK, Ahn, HN, Alcalay, L, Allik, J, Avdeyeva, TV, Blatný, M, Bratko, D, Brunner-Sciarra, M, Cain, TR, Chittcharat, N, Crawford, JT, Fehr, R, Ficková, E, Gelfand, MJ, Gulgoz, S, Hrebuícková, M, Jussim, L, Klinkosz, W, Kneževic, G, de Figueroa, NL, Lima, MP, Löckenhoff, CE, Martin, TA, Marušic, I, Mastor, KAJ, Nakazato, K, Nansubuga, F, Porrata, J, Puric, D, Realo, A, Reátegui, N, Rolland, JP, Schmidt, V, Sekowski, A, Shakespeare-Finch, J, Shimonaka, Y, Simonetti, F, Siuta, J, Szmigielska, B, Vanno, V, Wang, L & Yik, M 2009, 'Assessing the universal structure of personality in early adolescence: The NEO-PI-R and NEO-PI-3 in 24 cultures', Assessment, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 301-311. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191109333760
de Fruyt F, de Bolle M, McCrae RR, Terracciano A, Costa PT, Aguilar-Vafaie ME et al. Assessing the universal structure of personality in early adolescence: The NEO-PI-R and NEO-PI-3 in 24 cultures. Assessment. 2009 Sep;16(3):301-311. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191109333760
de Fruyt, Filip ; de Bolle, Marleen ; McCrae, Robert R. ; Terracciano, Antonio ; Costa, Paul T. ; Aguilar-Vafaie, Maria E. ; Ahn, Chang Kyu ; Ahn, Hyun Nie ; Alcalay, Lidia ; Allik, Jüri ; Avdeyeva, Tatyana V. ; Blatný, Marek ; Bratko, Denis ; Brunner-Sciarra, Marina ; Cain, Thomas R. ; Chittcharat, Niyada ; Crawford, Jarret T. ; Fehr, Ryan ; Ficková, Emília ; Gelfand, Michele J. ; Gulgoz, Sami ; Hrebuícková, Martina ; Jussim, Lee ; Klinkosz, Waldemar ; Kneževic, Goran ; de Figueroa, Nora Leibovich ; Lima, Margarida P. ; Löckenhoff, Corinna E. ; Martin, Thomas A. ; Marušic, Iris ; Mastor, Khairul Anwar @ Johari ; Nakazato, Katsuharu ; Nansubuga, Florence ; Porrata, Jose ; Puric, Danka ; Realo, Anu ; Reátegui, Norma ; Rolland, Jean Pierre ; Schmidt, Vanina ; Sekowski, Andrzej ; Shakespeare-Finch, Jane ; Shimonaka, Yoshiko ; Simonetti, Franco ; Siuta, Jerzy ; Szmigielska, Barbara ; Vanno, Vitanya ; Wang, Lei ; Yik, Michelle. / Assessing the universal structure of personality in early adolescence : The NEO-PI-R and NEO-PI-3 in 24 cultures. In: Assessment. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 301-311.
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