An Assessment of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule From the Perspective of the Five-Factor Model

Ralph L. Piedmont, Robert R. McCrae, Paul T. Costa

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Abstract

We examined the validity of need scales of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) by correlating them with a measure of the five basic factors of personality; we also considered test format as a possible source of invalidity. Three hundred thirty (223 women, 107 men) undergraduate students completed both the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI)-a measure of the five factors-and one of two versions of the EPPS. Results show that both ipsafive and normative versions of the EPPS couid be meaningfully interpreted within the five-factor model, although the ipsanve, forced-choice format of the standard EPPS apparently lowered validity coefficients and decreased convergent and discriminant validity. We argue that the five-factor model can provide a useful interpretive context for evaluating many clinical measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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