Nonverbal assessment of the Big Five personality factors
Version of Record online: 7 MAR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 3–18, January/February 2001
How to Cite
Paunonen, S. V., Ashton, M. C. and Jackson, D. N. (2001), Nonverbal assessment of the Big Five personality factors. Eur. J. Pers., 15: 3–18. doi: 10.1002/per.385
- Issue online: 7 MAR 2001
- Version of Record online: 7 MAR 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 FEB 2000
- Manuscript Received: 24 JUN 1999
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Grant Number: 410-98-1555
The Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire (NPQ) is an experimental, structured, nonverbal measure of 16 personality traits. Its items lack verbal content and, therefore, the inventory is useful for cross-cultural research. Our goal is this research was to select a subset of the NPQ items to form a new nonverbal questionnaire based on the Five-Factor Model of personality. We describe the construction of the Five-Factor Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire (FF-NPQ), and present data on its psychometric properties. These data include scale internal consistencies, intercorrelations, convergences with verbal measures of the Big Five factors, discriminant validity correlations, correlations with peer ratings, and ability to predict socially important behaviour criteria such as smoking and alcohol consumption. In a second study, we report on the psychometric properties of the FF-NPQ in an independent sample of respondents from seven different countries. The utility of the new nonverbal inventory for cross-cultural research is discussed. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.