Tsaousis Ioannis, Associate Professor in Psychometrics


Ioannis Tsaousis Ioannis Tsaousis studied psychology at the University of Crete, Greece. He obtained his MSc in Research Methods & Statistics from University of Reading, UK and his PhD in Psychometrics from University of London – Goldsmith’s College, UK. Today, he is Associate Professor in Psychometrics at the department of Psychology of University of Crete. His research interests include psychometric theory, emotional intelligence, and measurement of individual differences (i.e. personality and intelligence). The corollary of his research activity is the development of more than 10 psychometric instruments in the Greek language, such as the Traits Personality Questionnaire (TPQue), the Greek Personality Adjective Checklist (GPAC), the Greek Emotional Intelligence Scale (GEIS), the Spatial Ability Test (SAT), etc., as well as the standardization of many well-known scales, such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), the Child Behavior Check List 1½–5 (CBCL 1½–5), the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 (TAS-20), the Multicultural Counseling Inventory (MCI) and many others.

Ioannis Tsaousis is the author of the book “Statistics for Behavioral Sciences with the use of SPSS” (Topos, 2011). He is He is an author of more than 50 publications, which have been cited by other researchers more than 1000 times (as of May 2016). He is also member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Testing, publication of the International Test Commission (ITC), and the Frontiers in Psychology – Quantitative Psychology and Measurement. Finally, he serves as consultant in psychometrics for the Greek Ministry of Difference, and since 2012 he is visiting expert on test validation for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (National Center for Assessment in Higher Education).

Selected Publications

  1. Tsaousis, I., Zouraraki, C., Karagiannopoulou, L., Karamaouna, P., & Giakoumaki, S. (2015). The validity of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire in a Greek sample: tests of measurement invariance and latent mean differences. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 62, 51-62.
  2. Sideridis, G., Tsaousis, I., & Al-Harbi, A. K. (2015). Multi-Population Invariance with Dichotomous Measures: Combining Multi-Group and MIMIC Methodologies in Evaluating the General Aptitude Test (GAT) in the Arabic Language. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33, 568-584.
  3. Reis, D., Xanthopoulou, D,. & Tsaousis, I. (2015). Measuring Job and Academic Burnout with the Oldenburg Burnout Inventory (OLBI): Factorial Invariance across Samples and Countries. Burnout Research, 13 (2), 59-69.
  4. Karademas, E.C., & Tsaousis, I. (2014). The personality bi-level effect on chronic cardiac patients’ health: Intra- and inter-personal relations. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47, 79-91.
  5. Giovazolias, T., Tsaousis, I., & Valianatou, C. (2013). The Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Greek version of Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q). European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 29, 189-196.
  6. Tsaousis, I., Karademas, E., Kalatzi, D. (2012). The Role of Core Self-Evaluations in the Relationship between Religious Involvement and Subjective Well-being: A Moderated Mediation Model. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 1-17.
  7. Tsaousis, I., Mascha, K., & Giovazolias, T. (2012). Can Parental Bonding Be Assessed in Children? Factor Structure and Factorial Invariance of the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI) between Adults and Children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43, 238-253.
  8. Tsaousis, I., Taylor, G., Quilty, L., Georgiades, S., Stavrogiannopoulos, M., & Bagby, M. R. (2010). Validation of a Greek Adaptation of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 51, 443-448.
  9. Tsaousis, I. (2010). Circadian Preferences and Personality Traits: A Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Personality, 24, 356–373.
  10. Tsaousis, I., & Georgides, S. (2009). Development and Psychometric Properties of the Greek Personality Adjective Checklist (GPAC). European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 25, 164-174.
  11. Tsaousis, I. & Kazi, S. (2013). Factorial invariance and latent mean differences on scores on trait emotional intelligence across gender and age. Personality and individual Differences, 54, 169-173.