Development of Five Factor personality inventory

Somer O., Korkmaz M. , Tatar A.

TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.17, pp.21-0, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Title of Journal : TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-0
  • Keywords: five-factor model, big-five, multidimensional personality inventories, IPIP, scale development, 5-FACTOR MODEL, BIG 5, ADJECTIVES, LANGUAGE


Five-Factor/Big-Five is a personality model which is widely studied in several language groups and supported by most of them. This study started with 924 IPIP (International Personality Item Pool) items and developed into a personality inventory which is constructed of 15 sub dimensions based on Five-Factor Personality Model. Study sample included 790 Turkish adults (357 male, 433 female). The development of the scales were based on item-factor analyses and internal consistency procedures. The results supported, reliability and construct validity of sub dimensions and Five-Factor Model. However, the results indicated that a revision study is needed for the Emotional Stability factor.