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A shorter version of the revised Francis Psychological Type and Emotional Temperament Scales (FPTETS-R)

Village, Andrew ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2174-8822 and Francis, Leslie J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2946-9980 (2024) A shorter version of the revised Francis Psychological Type and Emotional Temperament Scales (FPTETS-R). European Journal of Psychological Assessment. (In Press)

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Abstract

The Francis Psychological Type and Emotional Temperament Scales (FPTETS) operationalize the psychological-type model of personality alongside emotional temperament. The scales have been widely used in research as continuous variables that explain a wide range of religious beliefs and attitudes. The full instrument consists of five ten-item scales so a shorter version would be useful in longer surveys where completion time needs to be minimized. This study uses data from 700 Church of England clergy who completed the revised version of the FPTETS to reduce the ten-item scales to six-item scales. Ant colony optimization was found to be a better way of selecting the final items than reliability optimization alone because it balanced individual scale reliabilities with maintaining the factor structure of the overall instrument. The selected scales were validated using data from 1194 lay people from Church of England, and two samples of 884 clergy and 2765 lay people from the Episcopal Church (USA). The short scales are commended for use where the need is for continuous scale scores rather than producing psychological typologies.

Item Type: Article
Status: In Press
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF698-698.9 Personality
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/9215

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