Psychometric properties of three personality inventories translated to Sinhalese

Dissabandara, Lakal, Loxton, Natalie, Dias, Shavindra, Daglish, Mark and Stadlin, Alfreda (2011) Psychometric properties of three personality inventories translated to Sinhalese. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 2 1: 13-17. doi:10.4038/sljpsyc.v2i1.3160

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Author Dissabandara, Lakal
Loxton, Natalie
Dias, Shavindra
Daglish, Mark
Stadlin, Alfreda
Title Psychometric properties of three personality inventories translated to Sinhalese
Journal name Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN 2012-6883
Publication date 2011-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4038/sljpsyc.v2i1.3160
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 17
Total pages 5
Place of publication Colombo, Sri Lanka
Publisher Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Personality has been increasingly recognized as
closely associated with predisposition to develop
a wide range of disease conditions. However, at
present, in Sri Lanka, there is a lack of awareness
of the importance of personality in research and in
clinical practice, largely due to the unavailability of
tools measuring personality in native languages.
Behavioural inhibition system behavioural activation
system (BIS/BAS) scales and sensitivity to punishment
and sensitivity to reward questionnaire (SPSRQ)
which are based on Gray’s theory of personality and
the sensation seeking scale (SSS), which is based on
Zuckerman’s sensation seeking theory have been
commonly used in both research and clinical practice.
The aim of the study is to translate and assess the
psychometric properties of a Sinhalese adaptation
of the BIS/BAS, SPSRQ and SSS scales in a Sri Lankan
The BIS/BAS, SPSRQ and SSS were translated into
Sinhalese according to standard method and
administered to a group of two hundred and thirty
three Sri Lankan university students. Confirmatory
factor analysis (CFA) and reliability analysis were used
to evaluate the translated versions.
CFA and reliability analysis revealed factor structures
and the Cronbach alpha values of the subscales were
consistent with original versions.
The Sri Lankan version of BIS/BAS, SPSRQ and
SSS scales demonstrated adequate psychometric
properties to be used in future studies.
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