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).
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).
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, 18, 23, 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|
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.
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