BIG-FIVE OR BIG-SIX? A ROMANIAN EXPLORATORY STUDY BASED ON A NONVERBAL MEASURE

Mihaela Minulescu

Abstract


The Five-Factor Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire, FF-NPQ (Paunonen, Ashton & Johnston, 2001) is an psychometric, structured, nonverbal measure of personality traits defined within the Big-Five model of personality (Costa & McCrae, 1992). The questionnaire has been experimented on Romanian population and the psychometric properties have been studied on a normative sample of 1800 subjects (Iliescu, Minulescu, Nedelcea, 2005).This study presents the results of an exploratory factorial analysis that was carried out in Romania on the items of the Five-Factor Nonverbal Personality Inventory (FFNPQ). The article is focused on the emergence of a 6-factor factorial solution, in some points different from Costa and McCrae’s (1992) model, which has been the fundament of FFNPQ construction.


Keywords


personalitate; chestionare nonverbale; analiză factorială; Marele 5

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