Dimensionality and Reliability Assessment of a Field Implementation of the Big Five in Mexican Children

Yadira Peralta, Adriana Aguilar-Rodriguez, Osiel González Dávila, Alfonso Miranda

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Abstract

According to the literature, the use of the Berkeley Puppet Interview (BPI) to measure Big Five personality traits in children provides reliable and valid scores. However, the implementation of the BPI could be costly, especially when working with large sample sizes. Big Five self-reports were collected from 1118 Mexican children aged 7–8 years using a modified version of the BPI protocol and a Spanish version of the Big Five questionnaire. The main objective of this study was to inquire whether some modifications in the application protocol of the BPI could still provide reliable personality scores for the population under study. We report item–rest correlation, Cronbach’s alpha and omega as reliability measures, and confirmatory factor analytic models to investigate dimensionality. The results show that the personality trait scores are markedly reliable and that the dimensionality of the instrument holds for the Mexican sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-592
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This article was financially supported by the Cátedras CONACYT program [project No. 874], from The Hewlett Foundation [project No. 2013-8758], and from CIDE [project FAI 12171077].

Funding Information:
We would like to thank Jeffrey Measelle for kindly providing the items from the BPI-BFQ. We are grateful to our colleagues Hern?n Bejarano, Daniel Zizumbo-Colunga, and Jaime Sainz who contributed to the design of the EDNA?s questionnaires; and to Sandra Nallely N??ez N?jera who was the field work coordinator during the data collection stage. In addition, we are grateful to Sandra Nallely N??ez N?jera, Valeria Gracia Olvera, and Daniel Zizumbo-Colunga for their suggestion of assigning item colors for easing the reading of the FPI-BFQ instrument during the piloting stage. The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This article was financially supported by the C?tedras CONACYT program [project No. 874], from The Hewlett Foundation [project No. 2013-8758], and from CIDE [project FAI 12171077].

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© The Author(s) 2021.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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