An assessment of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule from the perspective of the five-factor model.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We examined the validity of need scales of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) by correlating them with a measure of the five basic factors of personality; we also considered test format as a possible source of invalidity. Three hundred thirty (223 women, 107 men) undergraduate students completed both the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI)--a measure of the five factors--and one of two versions of the EPPS. Results show that both ipsative and normative versions of the EPPS could be meaningfully interpreted within the five-factor model, although the ipsative, forced-choice format of the standard EPPS apparently lowered validity coefficients and decreased convergent and discriminant validity. We argue that the five-factor model can provide a useful interpretive context for evaluating many clinical measures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Piedmont, RL; McCrae, RR; Costa, PT

Published Date

  • February 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 67 - 78

PubMed ID

  • 1545345

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3891

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1207/s15327752jpa5801_6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England