The Short and Extra-Short Forms of the Russian Version of the Big Five Inventory-2: BFI-2-S AND BFI-2-XS

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Occupation: Associate Professor in the Department of Developmental Psychology
Affiliation: Perm State University
Address: Russian Federation, Perm
Occupation: Professor in the School of Psychology
Perm State University
HSE University
Address: Russian Federation, Perm
Occupation: Head of the Department of Practical Psychology
Affiliation: Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University
Address: Russian Federation, Perm
Affiliation: Colby College
Address: United States, Waterville
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
Address: United States, Berkeley
Journal namePsikhologicheskii zhurnal
EditionVolume 43 Issue 1

The paper is aimed to examining psychometric properties of short (BFI-2-S; 30 items) and extra-short (BFI-2-XS; 15 items) forms of the Russian version of the Big Five Inventory-2. Two samples were employed, which comprised Internet users (N = 1787) and students (N = 1024). Scores on the BFI-2-X/BFI-2-XS scales and subscales were distributed normally. The methods demonstrated adequate internal consistency and retest reliability (n = 90). The factor structure measured by the principal components analysis and the Random Intercept Exploratory Factor Analysis showed that BFI-2-X/BFI-2-XS’s data reproduced the structure previously obtained on other cultures. The BFI-2-X/BFI-2-XS subscales correlated with the IPIP subscales (Goldberg, 2001), such that they supported convergent and discriminant validity. Therefore, the Russian BFI-2-X and BFI-2-XS represent psychometric solid instruments.

Keywordspersonality, five-factor theory, psychometrics, reliability, validity, Big Five Inventory-2, short forms of questionnaires
AcknowledgmentThe publication was prepared in the course of research (No. 19-01-003) within the framework of the Program "Scientific Foundation of the National Research University Higher School of Economics" (NRU HSE) "in 2019–2020. and within the framework of state support for the leading universities of the Russian Federation "5-100".
Publication date01.03.2022
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