ERIC Number: EJ862480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 15
Test Review: A Review of the Five Factor Personality Inventory-Children
Klingbeil, David A.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v35 n1 p61-64 2009
This article presents a review of the Five Factor Personality Inventory-Children (FFPI-C), a quick and easily administered personality assessment for children and adolescents with clear and straightforward scoring and interpretation procedures. The FFPI-C is based on a theoretical model of personality developed through the work of Allport (Allport & Odbert, 1936), from which the five factors of personality emerged: (1) Agreeableness; (2) Extraversion; (3) Openness to Experience; (4) Conscientiousness; and (5) Neuroticism (relabeled as Emotional Regulation in the FFPI-C; McGhee et al., 2007). The FFPI-C has two primary uses: (a) to identify children at risk for adjustment problems, in school and the community, by assessing the personality traits of children and adolescents and (b) to be used in research studies. The FFPI-C is designed for children between the ages of 9 years 0 months and 18 years 11 months. The inventory has few materials, only requires a quiet space, and can be administered and scored in less than 1 hour. These factors suggest that the inventory is practical for use in school settings.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Personality Assessment, Test Reviews, Personality, Adolescents, Children, Construct Validity, Intervention
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Junior Eysenck Personality Inventory; NEO Five Factor Inventory; Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale