A Study On Big Five Factor Model

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A study was conducted to test using the “Big Five Factor Model” (Costa & McCrae, 1995) to measure whether different personalities can or cannot be observed with a group of 1006 Inuit children from Northern Canada who spoke the Inuktitut language between the ages of 9 to 12 year old who were recruited for the study. The ‘International Personality Item Pool (IPIP)’ measure scale was used and the five item measure scales selected were: “(Extraversion, Neuroticism, Openness, Agreeableness & Conscientiousness)”, (Goldberg, 1999). The study produced results that ‘Conscientiousness’ scored the highest amongst the Inuit children more than expected. This could have been due to the nurturing and parenting styles of the Inuit community. There is a need for further studies to be conducted with the parents, caregivers, and educators of the Inuit children to confirm whether their personality findings was correct. Extended research may have findings of significant differences depending on the researchers, questionnaires and the interpretation of the data.

Structure and Measurement of Intelligence, Method and Results
The purpose of the study was to assess if the Big Five Factor Model (FFM) structure was appropriate for testing the Inuit children personality using the IPIP questionnaires.
FFM originated from the United States and is currently used by psychologist around the world in various applications to measure the personality characteristics, the test accuracy has…
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