Eysenck Personality Questionnaire - EPQ-R, short version
|View/download instrument:||Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ-R) – short version (Italian)|
|Author/Developer / Address:||Hans Eysenck and Sybil Eysenck|
|Description / Type of assessment:||The EPQ-R is a 48 yes/no self-administre questionnaire|
|Primary use / Purpose:||The EPQ is a questionnaire to assess the personality traits of a person|
|Domains measured / Life Areas / Problems Assessed:||The EPQ measures the personality traits, usually called temperament, in 4 scales, P-Psychoticism or Tough- Mindedness, E-Extraversion, N-Neuroticism or Emotionality and L-Lie.
'N' scale: neuroticism or emotionality, is sometimes called the Neurotic scale. Those scoring high on the N scale are characterised by instability, nervousness and general anxiety. 'E' scale: extroversion-introversion. Those scoring high on the E scale are characterised by extroversion, good mixer, sociability, impulsiveness, a tendancy to became aggressive. 'P' scale: psychoticism or tough-mindedness, or psychotic scale is generally considered a measurement of hostility. 'L' scale: lie scales are constructed from items listing issues and behaviours which are either socially desirable but infrequently practised or frequently practised but socially undesirable.
|Population:||Adolescents and adults|
|Administration / Completion time:||About 10 minutes|
|Scoring procedures:||Scoring procedures are specified in the user's manual.|
|Scoring time:||Hand-scoring requires about a minute per form.|
|Credentials/Training:||Not necessary. See instructions in the manual.|
|Source of psychometrics:||The manual.|
|Languages:||Original language English. EPQ has been translated into Italian (see attachement), Greek, Turkish, Spanish.|
|Price:||The EPQ costs from 37 up to 140 Euros depending on the version. Generally a Public Authority can use the this kind of instrument by asking permission from the author and citing the reference. Additional information and non-validated versions are available on the web for free.|
|Practicability / usefulness:||As the EPQ is a self-reported questionnaire, it can be easily used for research purposes in a large population such as teenagers attending schools. The EPQ can be included in larger studies aiming to measure, for example, drug dependence and risk behaviours.|