THE PORTRAIT VALUES QUESTIONNAIRE: COMPARING TWO FORMS OF THE INSTRUMENT IN TWO EASTERN CULTURES
 
Darmanegara, A.L., and Nair, E., National University of Singapore, Singapore and Prasetya, P.H., Maranatha Christian University, Indonesia
 
The present study proposes an alternative form of the PVQ using "the first person" for better use in Eastern cultures. It was predicted that people from Eastern cultural backgrounds would answer the alternative form more easily, that, in turn, would yield more accurate self-judgement. It was hypothesized that, when both were administered together, the alternative form would yield more robust statistical pional University of Singapore, Singapore and Prasetya, P.H., Maranatha Christian University, Indonesia The present study proposes an alternative form of the PVQ using "the first person" for better use in Eastern cultures. It was predicted that people from Eastern cultural backgrounds would answer the alternative form more easily, that, in turn, would yield more accurate self-judgement. It was hypothesized that, when both were administered togetherrnative form. The participants are asked to record how long they took to complete each instrument. The Bahasa Indonesia versions are completed by the Indonesian sample, and the English version by Singaporean sample. In addition, interviews were designed to probe any difficulty participants experienced in responding to the two forms. The statistical properties for the PVQ yielded from these two sets of data are compared. Additionally, the qualitative information from the interviews is studied to determine which form of the PVQs is more user-friendly for use with adult subjects in Singapore and Indonesia.