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Avaliação Psicológica

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MAGALHAES, Mauro de Oliveira. Interpersonal styles scales: Evidence for convergent validity. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.3, pp. 352-361. ISSN 1677-0471.

Interpersonal style is a multidimensional construct defined as the way an individual seeks for acceptance and social status. This research continues the validation studies of Inventory Interpersonal Styles Scales (ESEI) through the correlation of interpersonal style constructs with other personality measures. A sample of 848 individuals aged between 18 and 60 years old (M=28.50), 328 men and 520 women, living in southern and northeastern Brazil, answered, in person or through online platform (, the inventory ESEI, a measure of the five major personality factors (International Personality Item Pool - IPIP) and scales selected from the Factorial Personality Inventory (IFP). All interpersonal styles scales showed theoretically expected correlations with the other measures, contributing to the convergent validity of interpersonal style constructs. The results encourage the use and the continuity of validation studies of ESEI Inventory.

Keywords : personality; psychometrics; psychological assessment.

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