Cross-cultural examination of the Big Five Personality Trait Short Questionnaire: Measurement invariance testing and associations with mental health

Autoři: Laura Mezquita aff001;  Adrian J. Bravo aff003;  Julien Morizot aff004;  Angelina Pilatti aff005;  Matthew R. Pearson aff006;  Manuel I. Ibáñez aff001;  Generós Ortet aff001;  Cross-Cultural Addictions Study Team
Působiště autorů: Department of Basic and Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló de la Plana, Castelló, Spain aff001;  Centre for Biomedical Research Network on Mental Health (CIBERSAM), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Castelló de la Plana, Castellón, Spain aff002;  Department of Psychological Sciences, William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America aff003;  School of Psychoeducation, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada aff004;  Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas (IIPsi-UNC-CONICET), Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina aff005;  Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America aff006
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(12)
Kategorie: Research Article


The present study examined the measurement invariance of the Big Five Personality Trait Short Questionnaire (BFPTSQ) across language (Spanish and English), Spanish-speaking country of origin (Argentina and Spain) and gender groups (female and male). Evidence of criterion-related validity was examined via associations (i.e., correlations) between the BFPTSQ domains and a wide variety of mental health outcomes. College students (n = 2158) from the USA (n = 1117 [63.21% female]), Argentina (n = 353 [65.72% female]) and Spain (n = 688 [66.86% female]) completed an online survey. Of the tested models, an Exploratory Structural Equation Model (ESEM) fit the data best. Multigroup ESEM and ESEM-within-CFA generally supported the measurement invariance of the questionnaire across groups. Internalizing symptomatology, rumination and low happiness were related mainly to low emotional stability across countries, while low agreeableness and low conscientiousness were related chiefly to externalizing symptomology (i.e., antisocial behavior and drug outcomes). Some correlational differences arose across countries and are discussed. Our findings generally support the BFPTSQ as an adequate measure to assess the Big Five personality domains in Spanish- and English-speaking young adults.

Klíčová slova:

Behavior – Emotions – Happiness – Marijuana – Mental health and psychiatry – Personality – Personality traits – Scanning electron microscopy


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