The Swedish Version of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI): A Cross-Validation of Age and Gender Influences
2008 (English)In: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, ISSN 1015-5759, Vol. 24, no 1, 14-21 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to establish new norms of the Swedish version of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), data from 2,209 Swedish individuals (age between 13 and 80) was analyzed. The second aim was to evaluate the impact of age and gender on the questionnaire scores. The third aim was to investigate whether the TCI can be meaningfully applied to adolescents in personality assessment as a basis for further research and clinical studies. Age and gender showed independent effects on personality dimensions, which implies that age and gender specific norms have to be established for the TCI. Furthermore, the results in terms of inconsistencies in the correlational and factorial structure, as well as low internal consistency scores in the younger age groups, suggest that the adult version of the TCI should not be applied below the age of 17; for these age groups we recommend the use of the junior TCI (JTCI). The inventory is under further development and several items are in need of revision in order to create less complicated formulations, enabling an improvement in the psychometrics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 24, no 1, 14-21 p.
Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), age cohort, Swedish normative data, personality, gender
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-17832DOI: 10.1027/1015-5718.104.22.168OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-17832DiVA: diva2:212394