Psychometric properties of Persian version of test of personal intelligence (TOPI) in a sample of Iranian university students

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate professor of psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 Ph.D. student in psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

3 Assistant professor of psychology, Payame Noor University (PNU), Iran


Introduction:  Examining the divers dimensions of intelligence and constructing instruments related to assess it, is one of the most considerable issues in psychology. The aim of the present research was to examine the psychometric properties of Persian version of the test of personal intelligence in a sample of Iranian university students.
Materials and Methods: The statistical population of this descriptive-correlational study included total students of Mohaghegh Ardabili University in 2017-2018 academic years. Among them, three-hundred and seventy in a range from eighteen to thirty-three years with and degrees were selected as a sample group by simple random sampling method. They completed personal intelligence, social intelligence, emotional intelligence and cognitive emotion regulation questionnaires. Cronbach’s alpha was used for examining internal consistency of the test and Pearson correlation coefficient for examining concurrent validity. Three psychologists’ ideas were used for identifying content validity. Finally, confirmatory analysis was used by AMOS18 for examining construct validity.
Results: Pearson correlation coefficients showed that among two factors, guiding choices with information of personality factor had the greatest correlation (r=0.70) with total scale. Also, the results of the present study showed that Persian version of the test of personal intelligence and its two factors have a proper validity (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.86) in a student’s population.
Conclusion: It is concluded form the results that Persian version of the test of personal intelligence is valid and reliable test to examine this dimension of intelligence.


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