Neuroticism Extroversion Openness Personality Inventory: Translation and Validation in Pakistani Students

  • Dr. Shagufta Perveen Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Hazara University Mansehra
  • Zainab Noor Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Haripur
  • Sidra Tul Muntaha Clinical Psychologist, Certified CBT therapist, Psychosocial Officer in APLHIV
Keywords: Adaptation, Validation, Personality Dynamics, Gender, Exploratory Factor Analysis.


In the present study, the neuroticism extroversion openness personality inventory (IPIP NEO-PI) short form (Goldberg, 1992) was adapted and translated for the evaluation of personality dynamics of Madrassah students in Pakistan. Through factor analysis and back-translation technique, the IPIP-NEO personality inventory was validated and translated into Urdu. Further, on the sample of bilingual adolescents’ linguistic equivalence of the scale was also determined. Madrassah students with the age ranging from 16 to 28 years (N = 350; Mage = 12.98 years), with 175 males (Mage = 12.98 years) and 175 females (Mage = 12.97 years) evaluated themselves on the Urdu NEO personality inventory. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses were performed. To confirm the authors’ model and findings of previous research, one, two, three, four, and five-factor models were analysed. In addition, the gender and education system of the participants were also investigated with their IPIP-NEO personality inventory scores. The IPIP-NEO personality inventory scores exhibited significant differences for these variables. It was revealed that males and females belonging to different education systems scored differently on IPIP-NEO sub-scales. The reported alpha coefficients for the Urdu IPIP-NEO personality inventory subscales ranging from .79 to .93. Exploratory Factor analysis generated a five-factor solution for the Urdu IPIP-NEO personality inventory.