NEO

Dr Salvatore Capobianco & Miss Stacey Moore

NEO-PI-R (Costa & McCrae, 1985, 1992) is a measure of the domains and facets of the five-factor model.

A total of 224 male (36%) and female (64%) undergraduates at Eckerd College completed KAI and NEO-PI-R under standard instructional sets. The sample ages ranged from 18 to 25 (mean = 20). The correlations analysis used was the PC version of the SPSS-X package.

Table 1 shows that Neuroticism was not significantly related to A-I – a finding found in every other study using measures of Neuroticism.

Openness to Experience and Conscientiousness were both highly significantly correlated. Extraversion and Agreeableness were less significantly related – [Ed: results that were in accord with those of Gelade (2000).]


Table 1

Domain: Correlation with KAI

Neuroticism -.11
Extraversion .26 ***
Openness to Experience .42
Agreeableness -.21
Conscientiousness -.44


Each of these domains contains sub-set scores, given below,

[Ed: As these are short scales, the key correlations are either those lager than .3 or those over .2 that are supported by more than one study.
More recent references are added below]

Neuroticism:
Anxiety -.35*** Depression -.12 Impulsivity .22**
Angry Hostility .11 Self-Consciousness -.21** Vulnerability -.14

Extraversion:
Warmth .04 Assertiveness .32*** Excite .20**
Gregariousness .19** Activity .11 Positive Emotions .23***

Openness to Experience:
Fantasy ,40*** Feelings .18** Ideas .38***
Aesthetics 24** Actions .51 Values .14*

Agreeableness;
Trustworthiness .10 Altruism -.12 Modesty -.20**
Straightforwardness -.26*** Compliance -.17* Tender mindedness -.02

Conscientiousness:
Competence -.24*** Dutifulness -.41*** Self-discipline -.28***
Orderliness -.45*** Achievement Striving -.19* Deliberation -.44***

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[Ed: certificated practitoners, see Manual Tables 35 & 36 (1999, corrections 2004)]