The South African Personality Inventory (SAPI): a culture-informed instrument for the country's main ethnocultural groups.

@article{Fetvadjiev2015TheSA,
  title={The South African Personality Inventory (SAPI): a culture-informed instrument for the country's main ethnocultural groups.},
  author={Velichko H Fetvadjiev and Deon Meiring and Fons. J. R. Van de Vijver and Jan Alewyn Nel and Carin Hill},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={827-37}
}
We present the development and the underlying structure of a personality inventory for the main ethnocultural groups of South Africa, using an emic-etic approach. The South African Personality Inventory (SAPI) was developed based on an extensive qualitative study of the implicit personality conceptions in the country's 11 official languages (Nel et al., 2012). Items were generated and selected (to a final set of 146) with a continuous focus on cultural adequacy and translatability. Students and… CONTINUE READING

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