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Table 3 ER5FP: reliability coefficients (Guttman’s λ2), factor loadings (FL), communalities (h2), item-rest correlations (rir), and correlations between factors (N = 554)

From: Validity evidence of two short scales measuring the Big Five personality factors

Factor 1—Extraversion (λ2 = .79) FL h 2 r ir
 Item 1. Extrovertido (extraverted)/Tímido (timid) .69 .48 .60
 Item 5. Comunicativo (communicative)/Calado (silent) .87 .76 .69
 Item 6. Sociável (sociable)/Reservado (reserved) .69 .48 .60
 Mean (mean correlation between the items = .56) .75 .57 .69
Factor 2—Conscientiousness (λ2 = .67) FL h 2 r ir
 Item 2. Persistente (persistent)/Desistente (quitting) .64 .41 .49
 Item 10. Motivado (motivated)/Desmotivado (unmotivated) .77 .59 .54
 Item 12. Obstinado (obstinate)/Inconstante (fickle) .51 .26 .41
 Mean (mean correlation between the items = .40) .64 .42 .48
Factor 3—Agreeableness (λ2 = .69) FL h 2 r ir
 Item 4. Simpático (sympathetic)/Antipático (unpleasant) .65 .42 .52
 Item 7. Amoroso (amorous)/Indiferente (indifferent) .62 .38 .47
 Item 14. Gentil (kind)/Rude .70 .49 .53
 Mean (mean correlation between the items = .43) .66 .43 .51
Factor 4—Neuroticism (λ2 = .74) FL h 2 r ir
 Item 3. Calmo (calm)/Nervoso (nervous) .69 .48 .58
 Item 13. Paciente (patient)/Impaciente (impatient) .77 .59 .58
 Item 18. Tranquilo (tranquil)/Ansioso (anxious) .63 .40 .54
 Mean (mean correlation between the items = .49) .70 .49 .57
Factor 5—Openness to Experience (λ2 = .58) FL h 2 r ir
 Item 8. Criativo (creative)/Prosaico (prosaic) .57 .32 .42
 Item 9. Entusiasta (passionate)/Apático (apathetic) .59 .35 .40
 Item 15. Autêntico (authentic)/Simulado (feigned) .50 .25 .32
 Mean (mean correlation between the items = .30) .55 .31 .38
Correlations between the factors*: F1–F2 = .21 (.40); F1–F3 = .14 (.25); F1–F4 = −.01 (−.02); F1–F5 = .22 (.47); F2–F3 = .29 (.63); F2–F4 = −.14 (−.27); F2–F5 = .33 (.86); F3–F4 = −.13 (−.26); F3–F5 = .26 (.66); F4–F5 = −.04 (−.10)
  1. *The coefficients corrected for attenuation are between parentheses