Multicultural personality questionnaire: Development of a short form

Karen Van Der Zee*, Jan Pieter Van Oudenhoven, Joseph G. Ponterotto, Alexander W. Fietzer

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This study reports on the development of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire-Short Form among 511 participants. Using a split-sample scale validation design, Study 1 (N = 260) employed a principal component analysis and rigorous item selection criteria to extract a 40-item short form (MPQ-SF) from the original 91-item Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ; van der Zee & van Oudenhoven, 2000, 2001). In Study 2 (N = 251), the MPQ-SF was subjected to confirmatory factor analysis and resulted in a reasonably good fit to the data (comparative fit index =.94; root mean squared error of approximation =.066). Satisfactory coefficient alphas and high correlations with the original scales were found. Moreover, relationships with related scales were largely in the predicted direction. Specific directions for follow-up research are posited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-124
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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