Paradoxical personality scale: its development and construct validity analysis
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Keywords

Creative personality
paradoxical personality
college students
construct validity
reliability.

How to Cite

Freiberg Hoffmann, A., de la Iglesia, G., Beatriz Stover, J., & Fernández Liporace, M. (2014). Paradoxical personality scale: its development and construct validity analysis. International Journal of Psychological Research, 7(1), 49–72. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.667

Abstract

The development and construct validation process of the Paradoxical Personality Scale is presented in this paper. The concept assessed has been posed by Csikszentmihalyi (1996) and was described as related to creative individuals. Following his guidelines, 150 items were designed and judged by five experts, and later analysed from a facies standpoint. The resulting version was used in a sample of college students (n=473; 50.5% males, 49.5% females) from 18 to 35 years (= 21.82; DT= 3.14), to explore underlying dimensions. A 30item/6-factor solution was firstly isolated and after confirmed by a confirmatory factor analysis developed with 800 college students (44.4% males, 55.6% females), between18 and 35 years (= 23.47; DT= 3.30). Both samples were selected from the population of college students from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Internal consistency and temporal stability of scores were also tested, obtaining adequate coefficients in both cases, in view of the composition of the dimensions underlying the construct analysed. Results show acceptable psychometric properties as well as shortness and simplicity for data gathering, which are discussed taking into account theoretical models and new research lines.
https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.667
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