Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire Short Form (MPS)

The MPS is a brief (155 item) form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) that measures personality at primary and broad traits levels.

ITEM CODING

The MPS consists of 155 items that are rated on a 2-point scale as follows:

True False
1 0

SCALES

The MPS yields 12 primary trait scales. Description of the scales and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. Bold items are reverse coded. The MPS also has 3 broad trait scales- scoring information can be found in the documents below.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) ITEM LOADINGS
Wellbeing (WB) 1 , 26 , 38 , 50 , 62 , 74 , 85 , 97 , 109 , 121 , 133 , 144
Social Potenancy (SP) 2 , 15 , 39 , 51 , 75 , 87 , 110 63 , 98 , 122 , 134 , 145
Achievement (AC) 3 , 16 , 27 , 52 , 76 , 88 , 111 , 123 , 135 , 146, 64 , 99
Social Closeness (SC) 5 , 17 , 40 , 77 , 112 28 , 65 , 89 , 100 , 124 , 136 , 148
Stress Reaction (SR) 6 , 18 , 29 , 41 , 53 , 78 , 90 , 101 , 113 , 125 , 137 , 125 , 137 , 149, 60
Alienation (AL) 7 , 19 , 30 , 42 , 54 , 66 , 91 , 102 , 114 , 126 , 138 , 150
Agression(AG) 8 , 20 , 31 , 43 , 55 , 67 , 103 , 115 , 127 , 139 , 151,79
Harm Avoidance (HA) 34 , 69 , 81 , 93 , 105 , 129 11 , 22 , 46 , 57 , 141 , 153
Tradionalism (TD) 12 , 23 , 35 , 58 , 70 , 82 , 94 , 106 , 142 , 154, 47 , 118
Control (CT) 9 , 44 , 56 , 68 , 92 , 116 , 128 , 140 ,21 , 33 , 80 , 152
Absorption (AB) 13 , 24 , 36 , 48 , 59 , 71 , 83 , 95 , 107 , 119 , 130 , 155
Unlikely Virtues (UV) 25 , 49 , 72 , 96 , 120 , 143 , 147 , 4 , 14 , 37 , 61 , 84 , 108 , 131

RESOURCE FILES

Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Patrick, C. J., Curtin, J. J., & Tellegen, A. (2002). Development and validation of a brief form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ). Psychological Assessment, 14, 150-163.