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The validity of the Big-five as a model for teachers' ratings of individual differences among children aged 4-12 years

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A sample of 224 teachers rated 10 randomly selected children, aged 4-12, on a set of 25 bipolar scales, making the five factors: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability and Intellect/Openness. Principal component analysis of ratings of kindergarten children (aged 4-6) reveals four of the five factors. The complete five-factor structure emerges from the ratings of primary school children. Conscientiousness accounts for a greater part of the variance than is usually observed in self-ratings of adults. Extraction and Varimax rotation of six factors splits the fifth factor into Intellect and Openness scales. Factor scores for Conscientiousness, Intellect, Openness and Extraversion significantly predict grade point average across three primary school age levels. Multiple regression of grade point average on factor scores indicates that the predictive validity increases from 0.67 to 0.79 from grades 1-6.
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PERSONALITY, TRAITS, LANGUAGE

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Mervielde, Ivan, Veerle Buyst, and Filip De Fruyt. “The Validity of the Big-five as a Model for Teachers’ Ratings of Individual Differences Among Children Aged 4-12 Years.” PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES 18.4 (1995): 525–534. Print.
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Mervielde, I., Buyst, V., & De Fruyt, F. (1995). The validity of the Big-five as a model for teachers’ ratings of individual differences among children aged 4-12 years. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 18(4), 525–534. Presented at the 5th European conference on Developmental Psychology.
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Mervielde, Ivan, Veerle Buyst, and Filip De Fruyt. 1995. “The Validity of the Big-five as a Model for Teachers’ Ratings of Individual Differences Among Children Aged 4-12 Years.” Personality and Individual Differences 18 (4): 525–534.
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Mervielde, Ivan, Veerle Buyst, and Filip De Fruyt. 1995. “The Validity of the Big-five as a Model for Teachers’ Ratings of Individual Differences Among Children Aged 4-12 Years.” Personality and Individual Differences 18 (4): 525–534.
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Mervielde I, Buyst V, De Fruyt F. The validity of the Big-five as a model for teachers’ ratings of individual differences among children aged 4-12 years. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. 1995;18(4):525–34.
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I. Mervielde, V. Buyst, and F. De Fruyt, “The validity of the Big-five as a model for teachers’ ratings of individual differences among children aged 4-12 years,” PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 525–534, 1995.
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  abstract     = {{A sample of 224 teachers rated 10 randomly selected children, aged 4-12, on a set of 25 bipolar scales, making the five factors: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability and Intellect/Openness. Principal component analysis of ratings of kindergarten children (aged 4-6) reveals four of the five factors. The complete five-factor structure emerges from the ratings of primary school children. Conscientiousness accounts for a greater part of the variance than is usually observed in self-ratings of adults. Extraction and Varimax rotation of six factors splits the fifth factor into Intellect and Openness scales. Factor scores for Conscientiousness, Intellect, Openness and Extraversion significantly predict grade point average across three primary school age levels. Multiple regression of grade point average on factor scores indicates that the predictive validity increases from 0.67 to 0.79 from grades 1-6.}},
  author       = {{Mervielde, Ivan and Buyst, Veerle and De Fruyt, Filip}},
  issn         = {{0191-8869}},
  journal      = {{PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES}},
  keywords     = {{PERSONALITY,TRAITS,LANGUAGE}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  location     = {{Sevilla, Spain}},
  number       = {{4}},
  pages        = {{525--534}},
  title        = {{The validity of the Big-five as a model for teachers' ratings of individual differences among children aged 4-12 years}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0191-8869(94)00175-R}},
  volume       = {{18}},
  year         = {{1995}},
}

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