Journal article

Development and validation of a Dutch translation of the Big Five Inventory (BFI).

Jaap JA Denissen, Rinie Geenen, Marcel AG van Aken, Samuel D Gosling, Jeff Potter

J Pers Assess | Published : 2008


In this article, we describe the translation and validation of the Dutch Big Five Inventory (BFI; John & Srivastava, 1999), a short instrument designed to measure the Big Five factors of personality. We obtained evidence of the instrument's good psychometric properties in terms of factorial equivalence to the English original and other BFI translations and the relative independence and internal consistency of the five scales. The findings suggest that the instrument can be used in diverse age groups without substantial changes in factor structure. The Dutch BFI scales showed similar demographic correlates as the English original, with higher Agreeableness and Conscientiousness and lower Neur..

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