Psychometric properties and norm data of the Swedish version of the NEO-PI-R
2011 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, E-ISSN 1502-4725, Vol. 65, no 5, 311-314 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Internationally, the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO-PI-R) is a well established questionnaire for assessment of personality in accordance with the Five Factor Model. The instrument has been translated into many languages including Swedish. Aim: The aim of this study was to make a psychometric evaluation of the Swedish version of NEO-PI-R based on a sample from the general population. Methods: Postal questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 1250 persons (n = 766 responders). Results and conclusions: The test showed satisfactory internal consistency in the broad factors as well as the facets. A factor analysis indicated that the factors were similar but not identical to those obtained in American studies. In sum, The Swedish version of the NEO-PI-R shows satisfactory psychometric properties and the instrument will continue to be a valuable tool in psychological research and in clinical practice.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 65, no 5, 311-314 p.
NEO-PI-R, norms, psychometric evaluation, Swedish population
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66514DOI: 10.3109/08039488.2010.545433ISI: 000295001900005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-66514DiVA: diva2:469860
authorCount :32011-12-272011-12-202011-12-27Bibliographically approved