The Mini-IPIP was administered to 4,292 first-year college students as part of a multi-institutional study of leadership beliefs. An exploratory principal components analysis using varimax rotation with Kaiser Normalization and listwise deletion of missing data resulted in a five-component rotated solution accounting for 56% of total variance. Fit indices for a confirmatory factor analyses were: χ2 = 3,079.12, df = 160; CFI = .844; RMSEA = .069. The study supported continued use of the Mini-IPIP when a short and convenient measure of personality is desired.
Wielkiewicz, R. (2015). Confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis of the Mini-IPIP with a multi-institutional sample of first-year college students. Retrieved from the DigitalCommons@CSB/SJU website: http://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/psychology_pubs/93