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The Psychometric Properties of the German Language Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory-Personality Questionnaire (RST-PQ)

Pugnaghi, G., Cooper, A., Ettinger, U. and Corr, P. J. ORCID: 0000-0002-7618-0058 (2018). The Psychometric Properties of the German Language Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory-Personality Questionnaire (RST-PQ). Journal of Individual Differences, 39(3), pp. 182-190. doi: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000262

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of a German translation of the Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality Questionnaire (RST-PQ; Corr & Cooper, 2016). Five hundred twenty-seven participants completed the German version of the RST-PQ, in addition to a battery of related self-report personality questionnaires. A six-factor structure, with two unitary defensive factors, fight-flight-freeze system (FFFS; related to fear) and the behavioral inhibition system (BIS; related to anxiety), and four behavioral approach system (BAS) factors (Reward Interest, Goal-Drive Persistence, Reward Reactivity, and Impulsivity), was supported by confirmatory factor analysis, confirming the English language version of the RST-PQ. Convergent and discriminant validity for the six-factor structure was demonstrated in relation to existing personality scales. Results showed that the German version of the RST-PQ is a reliable and valid self-report measure of the revised Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (rRST) of personality. This version of the RST-PQ is offered to facilitate work on approach-avoidance theories of personality using German language samples.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Pugnaghi, G., Cooper, A., Ettinger, U. & Corr, P. J. (2018). The Psychometric Properties of the German Language Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory-Personality Questionnaire (RST-PQ). Journal of Individual Differences, 39(3), pp. 182-190. © 2018 by Hogrefe. This version of the article may not completely replicate the final version published in Journal of Individual Difference. It is not the version of record and is therefore not suitable for citation.
Publisher Keywords: RST-PQ, approach, avoidance, BIS, FFFS, BAS, goal conflict, Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/20161
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