Short-term stability of NEO-PI-R personality trait scores in opioid-dependent outpatients.


The present study examined the short-term stability of personality trait scores from the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) among 230 opioid-dependent outpatients. The NEO-PI-R is a 240-item empirically developed measure of the five-factor model of personality (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness). Participants completed the NEO-PI-R at admission and again approximately 19 weeks later. Results indicated fair to good stability for all NEO-PI-R factor domain scores, with coefficients ranging from .68 to .74. Stability of NEO-PI-R scores was decreased among potentially invalid response patterns but was not significantly affected by drug-positive versus drug-negative status at follow-up.

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@article{Carter2001ShorttermSO, title={Short-term stability of NEO-PI-R personality trait scores in opioid-dependent outpatients.}, author={Jaqueline Carter and Josef Herbst and Kenneth B. Stoller and Van Lewis King and Michael S. Kidorf and P T Costa and Robert K. Brooner}, journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors}, year={2001}, volume={15 3}, pages={255-60} }