The Japanese Journal of Personality
Online ISSN : 1349-6174
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A correlational analysis of three Japanese versions of Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality inventory
Hiroaki Ohnogi
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2004 Volume 12 Issue 2 Pages 82-89


The purpose of the present study was to examine the correlations among three versions of Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality inventory that had been standardized and published in Japan. The three: NEO-PI-R, FFPQ, and BFPI, were administered to 263 students at three universities and a vocational college. Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated for the 15 scale scores, and results summarized as follows. Three extroversion scores, as well as three conscientiousness scores, correlated highly with each other. Scores of attachment (FFPQ) and agreeableness (BFPI and NEO-PI-R) also correlated highly with each other, and the same was true for those of emotionality (FFPQ), ‘Jocho-anteisei’ (BFPI), and neuroticism (NEO-PI-R). And finally, scores of playfulness (FFPQ) and openness (NEO-PI-R) correlated highly with each other, but these scales had a relatively low correlation with intelligence (BFPI).

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