This research investigated the psychometric properties and the convergent and divergent validity of the Romanian version of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ) at the factor-level. The ZKPQ assesses the five basic factors of Zuckerman's alternative five-factor model (AFFM). Study 1 (n = 449) assessed the psychometric properties of the Romanian version of the ZKPQ and verified its factorial structure. The factors reliability ranged from .69 to .88, and gender differences were similar to those found in the Spanish, French, and Chinese samples. Exploratory factor analysis supported the replicability of the original five-factor structure, and correlations between the scales showed that the five basic factors of the AFFM are relatively independent. Study 2 (n = 238) verified the convergent and divergent validity of the Romanian version of the ZKPQ, by testing its links with DECAS, a personality inventory based on the five-factor model, developed and well-validated on the Romanian population. The results showed good convergent and divergent validity, with all identified correlations supporting the correspondence between the two personality models. Overall, the present findings showed that the Romanian version of the ZKPQ is a valid tool for assessing personality traits according to the AFFM.
- Alternative five-factor model
- Personality assessment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology