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Title: Item Response Theory Analysis of the Big Five Questionnaire for Children–Short Form (BFC-SF): A Self-Report Measure of Personality in Children Aged 11–12 Years
Contributor(s): Bore, Miles (author); Laurens, Kristin R (author); Hobbs, Megan J  (author)orcid ; Green, Melissa J (author); Tzoumakis, Stacy (author); Harris, Felicity (author); Carr, Vaughan J (author)
Publication Date: 2020-02
DOI: 10.1521/pedi_2018_32_380
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Abstract: Prior investigations indicate that the five core personality dimensions (the “Big Five”) are measurable by middle childhood. The aim of this research was to examine the psychometric properties of a short-form self-report measure of the Big Five personality dimensions in children that would be suitable for administration online in large population-based studies. Twenty-five questionnaire items in English, derived from the 65-item Big Five Questionnaire for Children in Italian (Barbaranelli, Caprara, Rabasca, & Pastorelli, 2003), were completed online by 27,415 Australian children in Year 6 (mean age 11.92 years). An item response theory approach evaluated the psychometric properties and resolved a 20-item short-form questionnaire. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported the Big Five structure. Construct validity was demonstrated via correlations between Big Five scores and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire subscales (Goodman, 2001). The 20 items provide a brief, reliable, and valid child self-report measure of the Big Five personality dimensions.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: NHMRC/1058652
Source of Publication: Journal of Personality Disorders, 34(1), p. 40-63
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1943-2763
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111714 Mental Health
111706 Epidemiology
170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520503 Personality and individual differences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920410 Mental Health
920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
920501 Child Health
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
200506 Neonatal and child health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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