Identifying personality traits in Oman high schol students: a test for big five-factor model / Muna Saif Abdullah Al-Kalbani

Abdullah Al-Kalbani, Muna Saif (2010) Identifying personality traits in Oman high schol students: a test for big five-factor model / Muna Saif Abdullah Al-Kalbani. In: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings, 26 to 27 May 2010, SP Inn Hotel, Sungai Petani Kedah, Malaysia.

Abstract

Using data from 1720 students, a series of three studies validated measure of Big Five personality traits tailored to adolescents. The Adolescent Personal Style Inventory (APSI) (Lounsbury & Gibson, 2006; Lounsbury, Tatum, Gibson, Park, Sundstrom, Hamrick & Wilburn 2003), was used in this study. The instrument has been validated through a scientific method in order to ensure its reliability and validity. Two advanced statistical methods were used in the validation process, namely: Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory factors analysis (CFA). EFA was used to identify the underlying dimensions of each construct of the instrument. CFA is used to confirm the dimension and to analyze the fitness of the data collected in the hypothesized model. The results show evidence of an accessible indicator of validity and reliability of inventory. The reliability test indicated that the instrument was reliable, given the overall value of Cronbach alpha reliability of .77. The EFA results showed that, the Big Five Personality Inventory Adolescent constructs produced five significant factors. CFA results showed a good fit to study data, where that the goodness-of-Fit indices for the received model were as follows: χ2 =38.903, df = 179, CFI =. 923, GFI = .965, PCOLOSE = 1.00 and RMSEA =. 034, each of the indices was above the threshold values.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Abdullah Al-Kalbani, Muna Saifmuna_alkalbani@yahoo.com
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Personality
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Personality > Personality types. Typology
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings
Event Dates: 26 to 27 May 2010
Page Range: pp. 1-13
Item ID: 33410
Uncontrolled Keywords: Exploratory factor analysis; Personality Inventory; CFA
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33410

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