The Chernyshenko Conscientiousness Scales: A New Facet Measure of Conscientiousness

J A Green, Daryl O’Connor, Nicola Gartland, Brent W. Roberts

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The current research sought to validate the Chernyshenko Conscientiousness Scales (CCS), a novel measure designed to assess six facets of conscientiousness. Data from 7,569 U.S. participants and 649 U.K. participants were analyzed to assess the internal reliability and factorial structure of the scales. Test-retest reliability, convergent and divergent validity, and criterion-related validity were also evaluated using a separate U.K. sample (n = 118; n = 80 for test-retest). The results showed that those items designed to measure industriousness, order, self-control, traditionalism, and virtue were best represented by a five-factor structure, broadly consistent with the five scales. However, the content and structure of the responsibility scale requires further investigation. Overall, the CCS has the potential to be a useful alternative to the faceted measures of conscientiousness that are currently available. However, future research is required to refine a number of problematic items and to clarify which facets can be better described as interstitial dimensions between conscientiousness and other Big Five domains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-385
Number of pages12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • Big Five
  • International Personality Item Pool
  • personality
  • reliability
  • traits
  • validity


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