Testing the BFI-2 in a non-WEIRD community sample

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Cemalcılar , Zeynep and Baruh, Lemi and Kerez, Murat and Soto, Christopher J. and Sümer, Nebi and John, Oliver P. (2021) Testing the BFI-2 in a non-WEIRD community sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 182 . ISSN 0191-8869 (Print) 1873-3549 (Online) Published Online First http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.111087

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We present two studies testing the validity and nomological properties of the Turkish adaptation of the Big Five Inventory–2 (BFI-2) using a university student sample and a nationally representative community sample of young adults aged 18–35. Findings from the university student sample replicate the psychometric properties of the BFI-2. Findings from the community sample replicate the factor structure and majority of the trait-outcome associations obtained from non-community samples in WEIRD populations. However, there were notable differences in terms of the internal consistency reliabilities of the personality domains, and some trait-outcome associations, specifically with outcomes that are germane to the Turkish culture.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:BFI-2, traits, community sample, non-WEIRD population, consequential outcomes
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:42120
Deposited By:Nebi Sümer
Deposited On:24 Aug 2021 12:12
Last Modified:24 Aug 2021 12:12

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