Repozitorij Medicinskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu

The Eysenck personality factors: Psychometric structure, reliability, heritability and phenotypic and genetic correlations with psychological distress in an isolated Croatian population

Ivković, Vladimir and Vitart, Veronique and Rudan, Igor and Janićijević, Branka and Smolej-Narančić, Nina and Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana and Barbalić, Maja and Polašek, Ozren and Kolčić, Ivana and Biloglav, Zrinka and Visscher, Peter and Hayward, Caroline and Hastie, Nicholas and Anderson, Niall and Campbell, Harry and Wright, Alan F. and Rudan, Pavao and Deary, Ian J. (2007) The Eysenck personality factors: Psychometric structure, reliability, heritability and phenotypic and genetic correlations with psychological distress in an isolated Croatian population. Personality and Individual Differences, 42 (1). pp. 123-133. ISSN 0191-8869

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    English abstract

    We report the psychometric structure of a Croatian translation of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised (short-form), its correlations with psychological distress (General Health Questionnaire-30), its heritability, and personality–psychological distress genetic correlations. The setting is a large (≈1000), family-based sample of men and women from an isolated Croatian island. The neuroticism and extraversion traits and the lie scale showed good psychometric characteristics. The translated psychoticism scale was unsatisfactory in this sample. It had a very low internal consistency, probably due in part to heavily biased item responses. There were significant additive genetic contributions to variation in neuroticism, extraversion, and psychological distress. Psychological distress had a very high genetic correlation with neuroticism, and a moderate genetic correlation with extraversion.

    Item Type: Article
    Divisions: Katedra za medicinsku statistiku, epidemiologiju i medicinsku informatiku
    Depositing User: Lea Škorić
    Status: Published
    Creators:
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    Ivković, Vladimir
    Vitart, Veronique
    Rudan, Igor
    Janićijević, Branka
    Smolej-Narančić, Nina
    Škarić-Jurić, Tatjana
    Barbalić, Maja
    Polašek, Ozren
    Kolčić, Ivana
    Biloglav, Zrinka
    Visscher, Peter
    Hayward, Caroline
    Hastie, Nicholas
    Anderson, Niall
    Campbell, Harry
    Wright, Alan F.
    Rudan, Pavao
    Deary, Ian J.
    Date: January 2007
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2007
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:10
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      URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/241

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