The Literacy And Understanding Of The Inuit Children

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The hypotheses will be to test whether different personalities can be or cannot be observed in a group of pre-teens from the Inuit children from northern Canada who will be fluent in the Inuktitut language. The questionnaire will be prepared based on the level of literacy and understanding of the Inuit children. The SPSS software will be used to assess the Big Five (Five Factor Model) Personality Factors (Costa & McCrae, 1995). The questionnaires will be translated in the Inuit language and will be consisting of 25-items with a 5 point Likert scale will be developed with the factor analysis with the aim to determine personality traits based on the understanding and literacy level of the participants. The items will be moved around not to…show more content…
The Lexical hypothesis allowed many factors to emerge, leading to the emerging of the five main factors (Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism), (Costa & McCrae, 1995). Costs & McCrae, (1995) supported the development that each of the Five Factor Model (FFM) further split into six facets, (Widiger & Costa, 2012). The five factor model and their six facets are explained as: “Extraversion (E) – gregariousness, sociability, affiliation, dominance, boldness and forcefulness, Agreeableness (A) - generous, cooperative, altruistic and warm, Conscientiousness (C) – responsible, efficiency, dependability, carefulness and organization, Neuroticism (low ES) – anxiousness, insecurity, indecisiveness and being tense /Emotional Stability (ES) - self-reliant and stable and Openness to Experience (O) – imaginative, unconventional, curious, original and independent minded” (Ehrhart et. al., 2008) allowing the five factor model to be effective in developing cross-cultural questionnaires (Costs & McCrae, 1995). The Five Factor Model (FFM) and the further split into six facets, allows a broad analysis of the personality traits which is an advantage especially when questions translated into Inuktitut language which can further be re-tested with the same participants (Cooper, 2010). A test was conducted using the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP; Goldberg, 1999) by Maples et. al. (2014) using 120-item questionnaire test of the
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