The Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R): psychometric characteristics of the French version
Article first published online: 26 APR 2005
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume 112, Issue 2, pages 126–133, August 2005
How to Cite
Pelissolo, A., Mallet, L., Baleyte, J.-M., Michel, G., Cloninger, C. R., Allilaire, J.-F. and Jouvent, R. (2005), The Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R): psychometric characteristics of the French version. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 112: 126–133. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2005.00551.x
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2005
- Accepted for publication February 21, 2005
Objective: To explore the psychometric characteristics of a modified version of the Cloninger's personality questionnaire, the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R).
Method: A 482-subject sample, including clinical and non-clinical subjects, completed the TCI-R. We performed principal component analyses and explored the factorial structure of the questionnaire, and the internal consistency of each dimension.
Results: The factorial structure of the TCI-R was well defined as expected and similar to those shown with the TCI. Robust factors were obtained for Reward Dependence and Persistence in the TCI-R, even more clearly than in the original TCI. All dimensions obtained higher alpha Cronbach coefficients with the TCI-R than with the TCI. We obtained highly satisfying reliability coefficients in test-retest and TCI/TCI-R comparisons.
Conclusion: The TCI-R seems to have similar psychometric and feasibility characteristics as those of the initial version, but with significant improvements in terms of factorial structure and internal consistency of most dimensions.