A Short Version of the Kernis-Goldmanauthenticity Inventory: Adaptation in Russia



Aim. The first psychometric verification of the Kernis-Goldman Authenticity Inventory, which includes 45 statements and four scales in the initial version, such as Awareness, Unbiased processing, authentic Behavior, and Relational orientation, was carried out in Russia. The questionnaire was developed within the framework of the existential paradigm of personality psychology. Procedure and method. The study involved 704 respondents (144 male, 559 female, aged 17 to 32 years). To check the convergent validity, the Authenticity scale (subscales: Authentic living, Acceptance of external influence, and Self-Alienation) and the single-scale Moscow authenticity scale were used. Confirmatory factor analysis, parametric and nonparametric statistical methods were used. Results and conclusion. During the adaptation, the Authenticity inventory was reduced to 32 points (per 8 in each of the scales), in order to keep the original factor structure. It was found that the Relational orientation score is higher in females, and Awareness is higher in males. It was also found that the indicators of the adapted questionnaire positively correlate with the scores of Authentic living and the Moscow authenticity scale, and negatively — with the scores of Acceptance of external influence and Self-alienation. The study showed the structural and convergent validity of the Russian-language version of the questionnaire. The new tool can be recommended for evaluating the effectiveness of various interventions and for research.

General Information

Keywords: authenticity, existential psychology, awareness, authentic behavior, relational orientation, unbiased processing, psychometrics, validity, consistency

Journal rubric: Testing and Validating Instruments

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2022300309

Funding. The reported study was funded by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF), project number № 20-18-00262.

Received: 02.09.2021


For citation: Nartova-Bochaver S.K., Korneev A.A., Reznichenko S.I. A Short Version of the Kernis-Goldmanauthenticity Inventory: Adaptation in Russia. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2022. Vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 150–171. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2022300309. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sofya K. Nartova-Bochaver, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Laboratory for the Psychology of Salutogenic Environment, Department of Psychology, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8061-4154, e-mail: s-nartova@yandex.ru

Alexey A. Korneev, PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6389-8215, e-mail: korneeff@gmail.com

Sofia I. Reznichenko, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7930-8790, e-mail: sofya_292@list.ru



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