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PEDROSO-LIMA, Margarida et al. The Portuguese version of the NEO-FFI: age, gender and education characterization. Psicologia [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.2, pp.01-10. ISSN 0874-2049.

The present study aims to present descriptive and multivariate data obtained with the NEO-FFI, a reduced version of the NEO-PI-R, with a sample of Portuguese participants. To make possible this objective, the personality inventory was administered to 1178 subjects, 68% were female, with ages between 18 and 90 years (M = 41.8, SD = 22.3). The Portuguese version of the NEO-FFI reflects the universality of basic dimensions of personality and may, therefore, be used as a reliable version of the NEO-PI-R. These data reinforce the results obtained internationally, and will be discussed in this article at the light of the literature about the five factor model. The results also reveal a significant effect of gender and educational level on personality (controlling age), specifically with regard to the dimensions of Openness, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness and Agreeableness. Concerning Extroversion this significant effects were not found. We also encountered that, with age, the scores in Extroversion and Openness tend to get lower.

Keywords : Personality; NEO-FFI; Five Factor Model.

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