Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

The Danish IPIP-NEO-120: A free, validated five-factor measure of personality

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This paper reports the results of a translation and validation of a Danish language version of the IPIP-NEO-120 constructed by Johnson. The IPIP-NEO-120 is a public domain 120-item inventory that measures personality constructs similar to those in the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. The inventory was developed to provide researchers with a free inventory with a shorter format than the earlier 300-item IPIP-NEO and hence enable more researchers to include a personality measure in their research. The validation study reported in this paper was conducted to expand the IPIP-NEO-120 into the Danish context and provide Danish researchers with a free, validated personality measure based on the Five-Factor Model directly applicable to cross-national research. The psychometric properties of the Danish IPIP-NEO-120 were tested in a sample of veterinary students and graduates (N = 525) from a Danish university. The factor structure, internal consistency, and factor intercorrelations obtained in the Danish sample closely resembled those obtained in Johnson’s validation of the original IPIP-NEO-120, and the results indicate that the Danish measure corresponds well to the English language original.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Psychology
Pages (from-to)62-77
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • FFM, IPIP-NEO-120, personality, test translation, validation

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