Construct validity of the Polish version of the reinforcement sensitivity theory-personality questionnaire

Agata Wytykowska , Małgorzata Fajkowska , Ewa Domaradzka , Konrad S. Jankowski


Abstract The revised reinforcement sensitivity theory-personality questionnaire (RST-PQ), developed by Corr and Cooper, is a new questionnaire that corresponds with the revised version of the reinforcement sensitivity theory. The aim of this article is to present an extended analysis of the construct validity of RST-PQ's Polish adaptation. Two studies were conducted: the first was to establish construct validity, and the second to test stability over a five-week period. The results showed that the internal consistency of all the scales is satisfactory, comparable to or even higher than for the original version. Examining construct validity with other personality measures (EPQ-R, STAI, BIS/BAS, SPSRQ-s, PANAS-X, FCB-TI) showed that the Polish version of the RST provides an adequate measure of the theoretical constructs differentiated in the revised RST. Moreover, the results showed that RST-PQ is a sensitive measure that makes it possible to accurately detect clinical form of depression. The factor structure of the Polish version generally replicated the original one, albeit with slightly weaker parameters. Test-retest reliability was found to be generally acceptable.
Author Agata Wytykowska (Wydział Psychologii)
Agata Wytykowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Małgorzata Fajkowska
Małgorzata Fajkowska,,
, Ewa Domaradzka
Ewa Domaradzka,,
, Konrad S. Jankowski
Konrad S. Jankowski,,
Journal seriesPersonality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2017
Pages172 - 180
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishRevised reinforcement sensitivity theory personality questionnaire
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.183; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.967 (2) - 2017=2.39 (5)
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