Development and validation of the Danish Big Five Inventory-2: Domain- and facet-level structure, construct validity, and reliability

Anna Vedel, Kaare Bro Wellnitz, Steven Ludeke, Chris Soto, Oliver John, Simon Calmar Andersen

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Abstract

Following the publication of the Big Five Inventory- 2 (BFI-2) and its abbreviated forms (the 30-item BFI-2-S and 15-item BFI-2-XS), two studies were conducted to develop and validate a Danish translation of these measures. Study 1 first developed a preliminary Danish BFI- 2 item pool consisting of translations of the 60 BFI-2 items, then tested and refined this item pool using two waves of data collection, and identified a set of 60-item formulations for the Danish BFI-2. Study 1 then examined the domain- and facet-level structure of the Danish BFI-2, and the construct validity and reliability of this measure. Study 2 tested the generalizability of the measurement properties of the Danish BFI-2 found in Study 1 as well as the preliminary measurement properties of its abbreviated forms (the Danish BFI-2-S and BFI-2-XS) in a new sample. The results of these studies indicate that the Danish BFI-2 is a reliable and valid personality measure with psychometric properties and construct validity corresponding to the English-language original. The preliminary results regarding measurement properties of the abbreviated forms are encouraging and should inspire further validation. 2020 Hogrefe Publishing.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment
Volume37
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)42-51
ISSN1015-5759
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Bibliographical note

Published online: March 24, 2020

Keywords

  • Big Five
  • Five-Factor Model
  • facets
  • personality measurement
  • test translation
  • Facets
  • Personality measurement
  • Test translation

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