Translation and adaptation of short five factor personality questionnaire (TIPI-RU): convergent validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability evaluation



This project involves development and validation of TIPI-RU–Russian adaptation of Ten-Item Personality Inventory by S. Gosling, P. Rentfrow and W. Swann. Main study was made on a sample of 218 (109 male, 109 female) students from one of Saint-Petersburg tech universities (main sample), test-retest study was made on an additional sample of 51 individuals: students and volunteers gathered via snowball method. TIPI-RU is shown to be internally consistent in all its parameters except Openness (which is also true for the original TIPI). Using 5PFQ as a template we have evaluated convergent validity of TIPI-RU and obtained good results for all characteristics. Test-retest validity check has shown decent stability and reproducibility of TIPI-RU results. This work employs novel mathematical approaches to dimensionality reduction and random vector dependence measuring in evaluation of internal consistency, convergent validity and test-retest reliability. The results are significant with p-value lesser than 0.001.

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Keywords: big five, questionnaire validation, test-retest reliability, convergent validity, TIPI

Journal rubric: Tools

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Sergeeva A.S., Kirillov B.A., Dzhumagulova A.F. Translation and adaptation of short five factor personality questionnaire (TIPI-RU): convergent validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability evaluation. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2016. Vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 138–154. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2016090311. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

A. S. Sergeeva, PhD in Psychology, Assistant professor, Chair of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Technological Management and Innovations, ITMO University, e-mail:

B. A. Kirillov, Graduate student, Faculty of Computer Science, Higher School of Economics, e-mail:

A. F. Dzhumagulova, PhD in Psychology, Assistant professor, Chair of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Technological Management and Innovations, ITMO University, e-mail:



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