The Eysenck Personality Profiler (EPP; Eysenck, Barrett, Wilson, & Jackson, 1992) measures traits at both the super factor level and the primary scale level, yielding three super factors (Extraversion, Neuroticism, and Psychoticism) and 21 primary scales, as well as a Lie scale. The Eysenck Personality Profiler-Short (EPP-S) is a direct development of the EPP. The primary scales of the EPP-S were examined in a sample of 1304 subjects (53.5% females), with mean age of 40.6 years, first, to determine their factor structure. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the EPP-S fits a three factor structure reasonably well. Second, results provide evidence that support the gender and age invariance. Woman are higher on N scales, males on P and E scales. E and P appeared to increase in young adults, while N decrease (Eysenck, Wilson, & Jackson, 2000). Our results suggest the EPP-S can provide measures of personality traits that are not overly affected by individual characteristics such as gender or age.

Factor structure and measurement invariance across groups of the Italian Eysenck Personality Questionnaire - Short form (EPP-S)

Laura Picconi
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Michela Balsamo;Marco Tommasi;Aristide Saggino
2018-01-01

Abstract

The Eysenck Personality Profiler (EPP; Eysenck, Barrett, Wilson, & Jackson, 1992) measures traits at both the super factor level and the primary scale level, yielding three super factors (Extraversion, Neuroticism, and Psychoticism) and 21 primary scales, as well as a Lie scale. The Eysenck Personality Profiler-Short (EPP-S) is a direct development of the EPP. The primary scales of the EPP-S were examined in a sample of 1304 subjects (53.5% females), with mean age of 40.6 years, first, to determine their factor structure. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the EPP-S fits a three factor structure reasonably well. Second, results provide evidence that support the gender and age invariance. Woman are higher on N scales, males on P and E scales. E and P appeared to increase in young adults, while N decrease (Eysenck, Wilson, & Jackson, 2000). Our results suggest the EPP-S can provide measures of personality traits that are not overly affected by individual characteristics such as gender or age.
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