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Kornilova T.V., Chumakova M.A. Development of the Russian version of the brief Big Five questionnaire (TIPI)

Full text in Russian: Корнилова Т.В., Чумакова М.А. Апробация краткого опросника Большой пятерки (TIPI, КОБТ)
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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The article describes the results of the development of the Russian version of the brief Big Five questionnaire (TIPI; n = 415) that measures Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, and Openness. We confirmed the factor structure of TIPI using confirmatory factor analysis, established its satisfactory psychometric properties, and validated the questionnaire against other questionnaires, including Khromov’s Big Five Questionnaire, Personality Factors of Decision Making, New Tolerance / Intolerance for Uncertainty Questionnaire, Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire, and the Dark Dozen questionnaire. The results indicated that 4 out of 5 traits measured by TIPI are related to tolerance for uncertainty in ways convergent with those obtained for the original English-speaking sample.  We also report the differential relationships between Big Five traits measured with TIPI, on one hand, and personality traits affecting self-regulation. We also established a set of relationships between TIPI and the Dark Triad traits (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism) that suggested that both Dark Dozen and TIPI can be used as complimentary in measuring personality traits. All Big Five traits with the exception of Agreeableness as measured by TIPI were positively related to the adaptive regulation of uncertainty acceptance, measured as Vigilance using the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire.

Keywords: TIPI – Ten Item Personality Inventory, Big Five, self-regulation, tolerance for uncertainty, rationality, risk readiness, vigilance, avoidance, procrastination, Dark Triad



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Received 24 December 2015. Date of publication: 29 April 2016.

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Kornilova Tatiana V. Ph.D., Professor, Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Chumakova Mariya A. Ph.D., Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Psychology, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), Volgogradskii pr., 46-B, 109316 Moscow, Russia.
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Kornilova T.V., Chumakova M.A. Development of the Russian version of the brief Big Five questionnaire (TIPI). Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 46, p. 5. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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