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Avaliação Psicológica

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CUPANI, Marcos et al. Confirmatory factor analysis of neo-ffi using item parceling and bootstrap method. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp.159-168. ISSN 1677-0471.

The Five Factor Model represents currently one of the biggest developments in the study of the personality. In Argentina, there is the spanish version of an instrument which allows assess the five big factors, the NEO-PIR and his abbreviated version, the NEO-FFI. The present study has proposed to carry out a confirmatory factor analysis on a sample of 396 argentine university students to evaluate the factor structure of the NEO-FFI. Also the analysis was complemented with item parceling methods and bootstrap. It was observed that the model built with statistics parcels and that considers the factors as oblique, although having higher rates of adjustment, these are not optimal. Finally, further studies are suggested to improve the performance of some items, especially those of the Amiability factor.

Keywords : NEO- FFI; confirmatory factor analysis; item parceling; Bootstrap.

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