The Five-Factor Personality Inventory (FFPI)

A.A.J. Hendriks, W.K.B. Hofstee, B. De Raad

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The Five-Factor Personality Inventory (FFPI) assesses the Big Five factors of personality, both for self-ratings and for others' ratings. It consists of 100 brief and concrete statements, and can be administered in 10-15 min. in addition to the five factor scores, the FFPI may be used to assess 40 bipolar facet scores that arise as blends of the Big Five, for the purpose of communicating more specific information about an individual's position in the five-space (applied settings). In the normal population, the five factor scores appear to be internally consistent, stable and valid. As regards specific (e.g. clinical) populations, still further study is needed. The item pool for the FFPI was constructed interactively in Dutch, English and German versions, and proved to be relatively easy to translate into Still other languages. Presently also available are the Brazilian, Chinese, Croatian, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese. Polish, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish versions. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307 - 325
Number of pages19
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug-1999


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