Psychometric properties of the Danish 16PF and EPQ
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A Danish translation of the Cattell's 16PF has been used in studies evaluating the effects of prenatal drug exposure. This paper reports a psychometric analysis of the 16PF and Eysenck's EPQ based on a sample of 558 young Danes, Many 16PF scales had unacceptable psychometric properties (as indicated by coefficient alpha and item - total score correlations), but more satisfactory results were obtained with the EPQ N and E scales. A factor analysis of all 16PF and EPQ scales suggested a six factor solution that roughly corresponds to the second-order factor structure obtained by Krug and Johns (1986). It is concluded that the second-order factor structure should be the basis of interpretation of the 16PF in both practical and research contexts.
|Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
|Number of pages
|Published - Jun 1996
- Cattell 16PF, Coefficient alpha, Eysenck EPQ, Factor analysis