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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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HUTZ, Claúdio S. et al. The development of the big five markers for personality assessment in Brazil. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1998, vol.11, n.2, pp.395-411. ISSN 0102-7972.

The aim of the present paper was to develop markers for personality assessment within the framework of the Big Five Personality Factors Model in Brazilian Portuguese that are functionally equivalent to those developed by Goldberg (1992). The participants were 976 students of both sexes of several universities in southern Brazil. Subjects described themselves using 96 adjectives which were previously obtained in a pilot study that examined 180-trait descriptors frequently used in Portuguese. These descriptors were also considered by judges as descriptors of the Big Five Factors. Factor analysis, using different extraction methods showed that a 5-factor solution was adequate. Independently of the method of analysis, the items loaded in the same factors and the extraction order did not vary. The first factor was Agreeableness, followed by Extroversion, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism e Intellect.

Keywords : Big-Five Model; Big-Five Portuguese Personality Markers; Personality Assessment.

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