Psychometric properties and factor structure of the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R) in a Croatian psychiatric outpatient sample

Jakšić, Nenad and Aukst-Margetić, Branka and Rózsa, Sándor and Brajković, Lovorka and Jovanović, Nikolina and Vuksan-Ćusa, Bjanka and Grubišin, Jasmina and Kudlek-Mikulić, Suzan and Jevtović, Saša and Marčinko, Darko and Švrakić, Dragan M. and Jakovljević, Miro (2015) Psychometric properties and factor structure of the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R) in a Croatian psychiatric outpatient sample. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 57. pp. 177-186. ISSN 0010-440X

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OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate psychometric properties and factorial structure of the Croatian adaptation of the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R) in a sample of psychiatric outpatients (n=328). ----- METHOD: The participants filled out the TCI-R, as well as self-report measures of the Big-Five personality traits (IPIP-50), trait impulsivity (BIS-11), depression (BDI-II), suicidality (SBQ-R), and life satisfaction (SWLS). We explored the internal consistency of 7 domains and 29 subscales and compared it with the Croatian version of the original TCI used in prior studies. Principal component analysis with promax rotation was conducted on temperament and character subscales separately, while concurrent validity was examined through the TCI-R's relations with the abovementioned psychological measures. ----- RESULTS: The TCI-R scales showed adequate internal consistencies, with Cronbach's alpha values ranging from 0.77 to 0.93. The internal consistency showed to be higher in comparison with the Croatian version of the original TCI. The postulated four-factor structure of temperament and the three-factor structure of character were confirmed. The meaningful associations with other measures supported the concurrent validity of the TCI-R. ----- CONCLUSION: The Croatian adaptation of the TCI-R exhibited satisfactory reliability and validity in a sample of psychiatric outpatients. These findings support the use of the TCI-R in Croatian clinical settings over its predecessor (TCI).

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MeSH: Adult ; Character ; Croatia ; Depression/diagnosis ; Depression/psychology ; Factor Analysis, Statistical ; Female ; Humans ; Impulsive Behavior ; Language ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Neuropsychological Tests ; Outpatients ; Personal Satisfaction ; Personality Tests ; Psychometrics ; Reproducibility of Results ; Suicidal Ideation ; Temperament
Departments: Katedra za psihijatriju i psihološku medicinu
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Aukst-Margetić, BrankaUNSPECIFIED
Brajković, LovorkaUNSPECIFIED
Jovanović, NikolinaUNSPECIFIED
Vuksan-Ćusa, BjankaUNSPECIFIED
Grubišin, JasminaUNSPECIFIED
Kudlek-Mikulić, SuzanUNSPECIFIED
Marčinko, DarkoUNSPECIFIED
Švrakić, Dragan M.UNSPECIFIED
Jakovljević, MiroUNSPECIFIED
Date: February 2015
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2020 07:01
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