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Italian Version of the NEO PI-R

Title: The Italian Version of the NEO PI-R: Conceptual and Empirical Support for the Use of Targeted Rotation.
Name(s): Terracciano, Antonio, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2003
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Earlier cross-cultural research on replicability of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) suggested that personality trait structure is universal, but a recent study using an Italian translation has challenged this position. The present article reexamines the psychometric properties of the Italian NEO-PI-R and discusses the importance of orthogonal Procrustes rotation when the replicability of complex factor structures is tested. The arguments are supported by data from a slightly modified translation of the NEO-PI-R, which was administered to 575 Italian subjects. These data show a close replication of the American normative factor structure when targeted rotation is used. Further, the validity of the Italian NEO-PI-R is supported by external correlates, such as demographic variables (age, sex, education), depression, and affect scales.
Identifier: FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0037 (IID), 10.1016/S0191-8869(03)00035-7 (DOI)
Keywords: Procrustes rotation, NEO-PI-R, rotational variants, cross-cultural, validity, PANAS, CES-D
Note: Published in final edited form as: Pers Individ Dif. 2003; 35(8): 1859–1872. doi: 10.1016/S0191-8869(03)00035-7'>">10.1016/S0191-8869(03)00035-7
Citation: Terracciano A (2003). The Italian version of the NEO-PI-R: Conceptual and empirical support for the use of targeted rotation. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 1859-1872.
Subject(s): Diagnosis, Laboratory -- Equipment and supplies
Human behavior
Medical sciences
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Geriatrics Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Personality and Individual Differences.
Issue: 8, 35

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