Development and Validation of the Nile Personality Assessmen | 54407

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Development and Validation of the Nile Personality Assessment Tool Based on Enneagram

Author(s): Abdullah Demir, Ochilbek Rakhmanov, Kenan Tastan, Senol Dane and Zekeriya Akturk*


Introduction: The Enneagram is an old process for human personality typing, principally understood, and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. The aim of this study was to develop a Turkish assessment tool based on the Enneagram principles.

Methods: An instrument based on expert opinion and the Delphic method was developed. The final questionnaire consisting of 27 questions, was applied to a sample of 199 Turkish-speaking participants. Expert validation, convergent validity, test-retest, and internal consistency were applied. Its categorization was validated against the personality type classification made by an expert and another Turkish inventory, the Ta????tan Personality Inventory.

Results: Of the participants, 70 were females (35.2%), and 129 were males (64.8%). The mean age of the participants was 34.26 ± 12.33 years. Cronbach’s alpha value for the total items was 0.756. The sensitivity and specificity of the results of the present study in detecting the different personality types ranged from 71.4% to 100.0%. Its overall performance was calculated as 90.8%.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that the Nile Personality Assessment Tool (Nile Enneagram Personality Test) is a useful tool in identifying personality types according to the Enneagram principles in Turkish-speaking people.

Share this article