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Validity and Structure of Culture-Level Personality Scores

Title: The Validity and Structure of Culture-Level Personality Scores: Data from Ratings of Young Adolescents.
Name(s): McCrae, Robert R., author
Terracciano, Antonio, author
De Fruyt, Filip, author
De Bolle, Marleen, author
Gelfand, Michele J., author
Costa, Paul, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We examined properties of culture-level personality traits in ratings of targets (N=5,109) ages 12 to 17 in 24 cultures. Aggregate scores were generalizable across gender, age, and relationship 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, 8 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.
Identifier: FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0017 (IID), 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00634.x (DOI)
Keywords: cross-cultural comparison, culture, personality, personality inventory
Uncontrolled subjects: Adolescent, Child, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Culture, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Female, Humans, Male, Personality, Personality Inventory
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Citation: McCrae RR, Terracciano A, De Fruyt F, De Bolle M, Gelfand MJ, Costa PT Jr. & 39 Collaborators of the Adolescent Personality Profiles of Cultures Project (2010). The validity and structure of culture-level personality scores: Data from ratings of young adolescents. Journal of Personality, 78, 815-838.
Subject(s): Human behavior
Medical sciences
Social aspects
Social sciences
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Geriatrics Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Personality.
Issue: 3, 78

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McCrae, R. R., Terracciano, A., De Fruyt, F., De Bolle, M., Gelfand, M. J., & Costa, P. (2010). The Validity and Structure of Culture-Level Personality Scores: Data from Ratings of Young Adolescents. Journal Of Personality. Retrieved from