Construct validation of a preliminary relationship harmony scale within the South African Personality Inventory

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dc.contributor.advisor Hill, Carin, Dr. en_US
dc.contributor.author French, Luan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-30T20:35:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-30T20:35:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-30
dc.date.submitted 2011-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7988
dc.description M.Comm. en_US
dc.description.abstract The South African Personality Inventory (SAPI) was developed with the aim of producing a personality measurement that is valid, reliable, fair, and unbiased, as required by the South African legislation. The Relationship Harmony cluster is one of the nine identified personality clusters in the SAPI. The objectives of this study were to investigate the construct validity of the Relationship Harmony cluster by (1) exploring the factor structure of the preliminary developed Relationship Harmony Scale, (2) determining whether the Relationship Harmony Scale can be correlated with or distinguished from the popular Five Factor Model (FFM) factors, and (3) determining whether the Relationship Harmony cluster can act as a valid predictor for Prosociality. A Relationship Harmony questionnaire developed for the South African Personality Inventory (SAPI), the shortened version of the Basic Traits Inventory (BTI-S), and the Prosocialness Scale were utilised. The sample consisted of (N=435) students from tertiary institutions within the Gauteng and North-West provinces of South Africa. The results indicate that the Relationship Harmony measuring instrument represents five reliable factors. Furthermore, the results suggest that Agreeableness from the FFM and the Relationship Harmony cluster converge. Lastly, Relationship Harmony proved to be a valid predictor of Prosociality with three factors of the Relationship Harmony Scale playing an important role in predicting Prosociality. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject South African Personality Inventory en_US
dc.subject Relationship harmony cluster en_US
dc.subject Five Factor Nonverbal Personality Questionnaire en_US
dc.subject Basic Trait Inventory en_US
dc.subject Prosocialness en_US
dc.subject Personality tests
dc.title Construct validation of a preliminary relationship harmony scale within the South African Personality Inventory en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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