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Reliability of informant ratings and spouse similarity based on the temperament and character inventory
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2011 (English)In: Psychological Reports, ISSN 0033-2941, Vol. 109, no 1, 231-242 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A cohort of 136 Swedish spouse pairs rated themselves and each other with the Temperament and Character Inventory. The data allowed assessment of the reliability of ratings by knowledgeable informants compared to self-rating for this personality test. The reliability of the informant rating was in the expected range, with an average correlation of .58. Agreement was slightly higher for the Temperament dimensions than for the Character dimensions. Additionally, the design allowed evaluation of the similarity between husbands and wives across the seven dimensions measured by the TCI. Correlations between spouses in self-reports were very low for Temperament, with only Harm Avoidance having a statistically significant correlation (.22, p < .05). On the other hand, all three Character dimensions were significantly correlated. These results support the conceptualization of Temperament and Character as separate components of personality. The results are consistent with previous reports on the personality of spouse pairs.

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Missoula: Psychological reports , 2011. Vol. 109, no 1, 231-242 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-49268DOI: 10.2466/02.09.PR0.109.4.231-242ISI: 000295760000022OAI: diva2:455215
Available from: 2011-11-09 Created: 2011-11-04 Last updated: 2011-11-14Bibliographically approved

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