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Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ)

Zuckerman, M., Kuhlman, D. M., Joireman, J., Teta, P., & Kraft, M. (1993). A comparison of three structural models for personality: The Big Three, the Big Five, and the Alternative Five. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65(4), 757-768. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.65.4.757


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Description


History of Use


References


Description:

Purpose

The ZKPQ was designed to measure a constellation of personality traits. Because the traits relate to risk-taking, the ZKPQ has been used to assess risk preferences.
Questions

99 items using a true/false format.
Sub-scales

5 sub-scales plus items to detect inattention and/or socially desirable responding:
  • Sociability (Sy)
  • Neuroticism-Anxiety (N-Anx)
  • Impulsive Sensation Seeking (ImpSS)
  • Aggression Hostility (Agg-Host)
  • Activity (Act)
Domain


Psychometrics


Sample items

  • I tend to start conversations at parties. (Sy)
  • I do not worry about unimportant things. (N-Anx)
  • I tend to begin a new job without much planning on how I will do it. (ImpSS)
  • I often quarrel with others. (Agg-Host)
  • When I do things, I do them with lots of energy. (Act)

References:

Scale:
Zuckerman, M., Kuhlman, D. M., Joireman, J., Teta, P., & Kraft, M. (1993). A comparison of three structural models for personality: The Big Three, the Big Five, and the Alternative Five. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65(4), 757-768. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.65.4.757
Selected Uses:
  • Aluja, A., & Blanch, A. (2007). Comparison of impulsiveness, venturesomeness and empathy (I-7) structure in English and Spanish samples: Analysis of different structural equation models. Personality and Individual Differences, 43(8), 2294-2305. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.07.019
  • Aluja, A., Garcia, O., & Garcia, L. F. (2003). Psychometric properties of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire (ZKPQ-III-R): A study of a shortened form. Personality and Individual Differences, 34(7), 1083-1097. doi: 10.1016/S0191-8869(02)00097-1
  • Aluja, A., Rossier, J., Garcia, L. F., Angleitner, A., Kuhlman, M., & Zuckerman, M. (2006). A cross-cultural shortened form of the ZKPQ (ZKPQ-50-cc) adapted to English, French, German, and Spanish languages. Personality and Individual Differences, 41(4), 619-628. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.03.001
  • Goma-i-Freixanet, M., Wismeijer, A. A. J., & Valero, S. (2005). Consensual validity parameters of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman Personality Questionnaire: Evidence from self-reports and spouse reports. Journal of Personality Assessment, 84(3), 279-286. doi: 10.1207/s15327752jpa8403_07
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