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The Swedish version of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Socialmedicin.
2008 (English)In: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, ISSN 1015-5759, E-ISSN 2151-2426, Vol. 24, no 1, 14-21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

In order to establish new norms of the Swedish version of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), data from 2,209 Swedish individuals (age between 13 and 80) was analyzed. The second aim was to evaluate the impact of age and gender on the questionnaire scores. The third aim was to investigate whether the TO can be meaningfully applied to adolescents in personality assessment as a basis for further research and clinical studies. Age and gender showed independent effects on personality dimensions, which implies that age and gender specific norms have to be established for the TCI. Furthermore, the results in terms of inconsistencies in the correlational and factorial structure, as well as low internal consistency scores in the younger age groups, suggest that the adult version of the TCI should not be applied below the age of 17; for these age groups we recommend the use of the junior TCI (JTCI). The inventory is under further development and several items are in need of revision in order to create less complicated formulations, enabling an improvement in the psychometrics.

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Göttingen: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, 2008. Vol. 24, no 1, 14-21 p.
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Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), personality, age cohort, gender, Swedish normative data
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Applied Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117523DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759.24.1.14ISI: 000253048500003OAI: diva2:908084
Available from: 2016-03-01 Created: 2016-03-01 Last updated: 2016-03-01Bibliographically approved

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