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The factor structure of the Chinese version of the Temperament and Character Inventory: Factorial robustness and association with age and gender.
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PMID:  23273870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To examine the factor structure of the 144-item Chinese version of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) and its association with age and gender in a large non-clinical population. METHOD: We recruited 1966 non-clinical participants in China who completed the TCI Chinese version. They were randomly divided into two independent samples. One sample (n=983) was used for exploratory factor analysis (EFA), and the other (n=983) for confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). RESULTS: An EFA suggested a four-factor structure for temperament domains and a three-factor structure for character domains. This was confirmed by a CFA. Women showed significantly higher scores on harm avoidance, reward dependence, co-operativeness, and self-transcendence than men. Age affected every subscale expect for reward dependence. CONCLUSION: The factor structure of the Chinese TCI was similar to the original factor structure, with some differences reflecting the culture of a Chinese population.
Authors:
Zi Chen; Xi Lu; Toshinori Kitamura
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comprehensive psychiatry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8384     ISO Abbreviation:  Compr Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372612     Medline TA:  Compr Psychiatry     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Applied Psychology, Chengdu Medical College, 601 Rongdu Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu 610083, PR China. Electronic address: nistress31@hotmail.com.
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