Translation and validation of the Ten-Item Personality Inventory (TIPI) into Bahasa Indonesia

2018 IJRSP – Volume 7 Issue 2


Akhtar, Hanif*
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia (


The need for the very brief measure of the Big Five personality dimensions made the Ten-Item Personality Inventory (TIPI) increasingly popular among researchers around the world. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the TIPI in Indonesia sample (501 participants, 68.1% of women) by testing the reliability (alpha reliability and test-retest stability) and the construct validity. The items were translated into Indonesian from the original English version. The results of the study showed that the Indonesian version of the TIPI has acceptable psychometric properties with satisfactory levels of test-retest reliability, satisfactory convergent and discriminant construct validity in the relationship with the Big Five Inventory (BFI). However, The TIPI Indonesia has a limitation related to internal structure and internal consistency which is consistent with the properties of the original scale. The TIPI Indonesia is promising scale recommended for research in such conditions: the cost and time are limited, the respondents are fatigue, personality is not the main focus of the research, or in the exploratory study.

Keywords: TIPI; short measure; Big Five; Indonesian adaptation



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