Item content of the basic personality inventory
Kroner, Daryl G.
Reddon, John R.
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Kroner, D. G., Black, E.R., Reddon, J. R. (1996). Item Content of the Basic Personality Inventory. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 11(2), 61-73.
Three raters evaluated the content of the 240 items of the Basic Personality Inventory (BPI) across the four domains (psychological functioning, situation, frequency, and time) proposed by Werner and Pervin (1986). Approximately 80% of the items referred to the present time, two- thirds of the items referred to a specific situation, and half the items referred to frequency of occurrence. Rated areas of psychological functioning corresponded with the putative nature of the content the scales (e.g., most of the items on the Anxiety scale referred to affective-feelings; most items on the Self-Depreciation scale referred to the cognitive-self). Results provide information for assisting in the utilization of the BPI in the assessment process.