The validity and structure of culture-level personality scores: data from ratings of young adolescents

McCrae, Robert R. and Terracciano, Antonio and De Fruyt, Filip and De Bolle, Marleen and Gelfand, Michele J. and Costa Jr., Paul T. and Aguilar-Vafaie, Maria E. and Ahn, Chang-kyu and Ahn, Hyun-nie and Alcalay, Lidia and Allik, Jüri and Avdeyeva, Tatyana V. and Blatný, Marek and Bratko, Denis and Brunner-Sciarra, Marina and Cain, Thomas R. and Chittcharat, Niyada and Crawford, Jarret T. and de Lima, Margarida P. and Fehr, Ryan and Ficková, Emília and Gülgöz, Sami and Hřebíčková, Martina and Jussim, Lee and Klinkosz, Waldemar and Knežević, Goran and Leibovich de Figueora, Nora and Löckenhoff, Corinna E. and Martin, Thomas A. and Marušić, Iris and Mastor, Khairul Anwar and Nakazato, Katsuharu and Nansubuga, Florence and Porrata, Jose and Purić, Danka and Realo, Anu and Reátegui, Norma and Rolland, Jean-Pierre and Schmidt, Vanina and Sekowski, Andrzej and Shakespeare-Finch, Jane and Shimonaka, Yoshiko and Simonetti, Franco and Siuta, Jerzy and Szmigielska, Barbara and Vanno, Vitanya and Wang, Lei and Yik, Michelle (2010) The validity and structure of culture-level personality scores: data from ratings of young adolescents. Journal of personality, 78 (3). pp. 815-838. ISSN 0022-3506 (Print), 1467-6494 (Online)

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We examined properties of culture-level personality traits in ratings of targets (N = 5, 109) aged 12 to 17 in 24 cultures. Aggregate scores were generalizable across gender and age groups and showed convergence with culture-level scores from previous studies of self-reports and observer ratings of adults, but they were unrelated to national character stereotypes. Trait profiles also showed cross-study agreement within most cultures, eight of which had not previously been studied. Multidimensional scaling showed that Western and non-Western cultures clustered along a dimension related to Extraversion. A culture-level factor analysis replicated earlier findings of a broad Extraversion factor, but generally resembled the factor structure found in individuals. Continued analysis of aggregate personality scores is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Five-factor personality model, culture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Karolina Vranješ
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 14:19
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 10:14

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