Exploring the psychometric properties of Mandarin-translated Zuckerman Kuhlman personality questionnaire among chinese high school students in Malaysia

Lee Enn Hooi, Mohammad Rahim Kamaluddin, Norruzeyati Che Mohd Nasir, Hilwa Abdullah Mohd Nor, Noremy Md Akhir

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The Zuckerman Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ-50-CC) is widely used tool to measure personality traits among the test takers and has been translated in various languages. However, based on the literatures related to personality, it is apparent that there is no Mandarin translated ZKPQ is available to measure personality traits among Chinese population based on the Alternative Five Factor Model. Therefore, the aim of this study is to validate and explore the psychometric properties of the Mandarin-translated version of the Zuckerman Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire. A cross-sectional study was designed involving 250 Malaysian Chinese High school students, aged thirteen to eighteen. Forward-backward translations were performed followed by the factor analysis and reliability testing. The five factors structure was assessed and the factor loadings are similar with the Malay version of ZKPQ. This Mandarin translated ZKPQ comprised of 38 items with the factor loadings ranged from 0.41 to 0.79. The reliability values also showed that Mandarin translated ZKPQ is reliable. As such, the Mandarin translated ZKPQ was found to be valid and reliable to use among Mandarin speaking population for the purpose of personality testing and screening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-794
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering
Volume8
Issue number2 Special Issue 10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019

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Factor analysis
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Malaysia
Personality traits
Factor loadings
Factors
Five-factor model
Language
Cross-sectional studies

Keywords

  • Mandarin language
  • Personality tool
  • Psychometric properties
  • Reliability
  • Validation
  • Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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Exploring the psychometric properties of Mandarin-translated Zuckerman Kuhlman personality questionnaire among chinese high school students in Malaysia. / Hooi, Lee Enn; Kamaluddin, Mohammad Rahim; Nasir, Norruzeyati Che Mohd; Nor, Hilwa Abdullah Mohd; Akhir, Noremy Md.

In: International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 2 Special Issue 10, 09.2019, p. 790-794.

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