Big Five Inventory (BFI)

The Big Five Inventory (BFI) is a self-report scale that is designed to measure the big five personality traits (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness).

ITEM CODING

The BFI consists of 44 items which are rated on a five-point likert scale from 1 (disagree a lot) to 5 (agree a lot).

SCALES

The BFI yields five primary scales. Descriptions of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. Bold items are reverse scored.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
BFI_EXT Extraversion Subscale 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 36
BFI_AGR Aggreeableness Subscale 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27, 32, 37, 42
BFI_CON Conscientiousness Subscale 3, 8, 13, 1823, 28, 33, 38, 43
BFI_NEU Neuroticism Subscale 4, 9, 14, 19, 24, 29, 34, 39
BFI_OPEN Openness Subscale 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 41, 44

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

SPSS Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

John, O. P., Naumann, L. P., & Soto, C. J. (2008). Paradigm Shift to the Integrative Big-Five Trait Taxonomy: History, Measurement, and Conceptual Issues. In O. P. John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.), Handbook of personality: Theory and research (pp. 114-158). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Hayes, N., & Joseph, S. (2003). Big 5 correlates of three measures of subjective well-being. Personality and Individual differences, 34(4), 723-727.