Selected personality data from the SAPA-Project: 18aug2010 to 08dec2013



These data were collected to evaluate the structure of personality constructs in the temperament domain. In the context of modern personality theory, these constructs are typically construed in terms of the Big Five (Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, Openness, and Extraversion) though several additional constructs were included here. Approximately 128,500 individuals were administered random subsets of items from the International Personality Item Pools using the Synthetic Aperture Personality Assessment method between August 18, 2010 and December 8, 2013. For part of this time (from August 18, 2010 until May 20, 2013), participants were administered 2 of 4 subsets (25 items each) of the 100-item IPIP Big Five Factor Markers. From May 20, 2013 until December 8, 2013, participants were randomly administered subsets of 373 IPIP items (including those in the IPIP 100). Throughout this period, participants were additionally asked to optionally provide responses on a range of demographic variables. The data are available in rdata format and are accompanied by documentation stored as a text file. Re-use potential include many types of structural and correlational analyses of personality. It should be noted that the latter administration protocol used to collect these data (373 items) was subsequently replaced with the protocol used for three other samples beginning on December 8, 2013 and lasting through February 7, 2017.
Date made available2018
PublisherHarvard Dataverse

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