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Ind Psychiatry J. 2009 Jan;18(1):27-31. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.57854.

The short-form revised Eysenck personality questionnaire: A Hindi edition (EPQRS-H).

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Cognitive Science Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221005, (U.P.), India.



There is a growing consensus about the validity of human personality traits as important dispositions toward feelings and behaviors (Matthews, Deary, & Whiteman, 2003).


Here we examine the reliability of the Hindi translation of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised Short Form (EPQR-S; Eysenck, Eysenck, & Barrett, 1985), which consists of 48 items that assess neuroticism, extraversion, psychoticism, and lying. The questionnaire was first translated into Hindi and then back translated. Subsequently, it was administered to 202 students (78 men and 124 women) from Banaras Hindu University. The internal consistency of the scale was evaluated.


The findings provide satisfactory psychometric properties of the extraversion, neuroticism and lie scales. The psychoticism scale, however, was found to be less satisfactory.


It can be proposed that due to satisfactory internal consistency scores, the EPQRS-H is a reliable scale for the measurement of various personality traits.


EPQR - Short; Extraversion; Lie score; Neuroticism; Psychoticism

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