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The cross-cultural compatability of the 16 personality factor inventory (16PF)

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dc.contributor.advisor Mauer, K. F. (Karl Fredrick), 1941- Abrahams, Fatima 2015-01-23T04:24:41Z 2015-01-23T04:24:41Z 1996-11
dc.identifier.citation Abrahams, Fatima (1996) The cross-cultural compatability of the 16 personality factor inventory (16PF), University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study focused on the 16PF (SA 92), a personality questionnaire that was developed in the USA and adapted for South African conditions. The main aim of the study was to determine whether the scores of the 16PF are comparable in a cross-cultural setting in South Africa. The influence of age, language, socio-economic status and gender on the scores were also determined. The sample consisted of black, white, coloured, and Indian university students and were drawn from the University of Western Cape, University of Pretoria, University of DurbanWestville, and University of Natal. To achieve the aims outlined construct comparability studies and item comparability studies were conducted. In addition, descriptive statistics were also calculated to provide a general picture of the performance of the various sub-samples. A qualitative study was also conducted to determine some of the reasons for the occurrence of item incomparability of the racial sub-sample. The results showed that the racial variable had the greatest influence on the scores obtained. Problems existed with the construct and item comparability of the 16PF when the different race groups were compared. In addition, significant mean differences were also found on the majority of factors when the scores of the different race groups were compared. The results of the qualitative study showed that participants whose home language was not English or Afrikaans had difficulty in understanding many of the words and the construction of sentences contained in the 16PF. The implications of using the 16PF in South Africa, with its multicultural population was outlined, taking the new labour legislation pertaining to selection into consideration. Finally, a number of options for test users, and users of the 16PF in particular were presented. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 424 leaves) : illustrations
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject 16 Personality Factor Inventory (16PF) en
dc.subject Cattell en
dc.subject Personality questionnaire en
dc.subject Cross-cultural en
dc.subject Comparability en
dc.subject Construct comparability en
dc.subject Item comparability en
dc.subject University students en
dc.subject Personality theory en
dc.subject Selection en
dc.subject Age en
dc.subject Language en
dc.subject Socio-economic status en
dc.subject Gender en
dc.subject.ddc 155.283
dc.subject.lcsh Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire en
dc.subject.lcsh Personality tests en
dc.title The cross-cultural compatability of the 16 personality factor inventory (16PF) en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Industrial and Organisational Psychology D.Com. (Industrial Psychology)

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