Universal features of personality traits from the observer's perspective: Data from 50 cultures

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serval:BIB_40347
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Universal features of personality traits from the observer's perspective: Data from 50 cultures
Journal
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Author(s)
McCrae R.R., Terracciano A., 78 Members of the Personality Profiles of Cultures Project 
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2005
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
88
Pages
547-561
Language
english
Abstract
To test hypotheses about the universality of personality traits, college students in 50 cultures identified an adult or college-aged man or woman whom they knew well and rated the 11,985 targets using the 3rd-person version of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Factor analyses within cultures showed that the normative American self-report structure was clearly replicated in most cultures and was recognizable in all. Sex differences replicated earlier self-report results, with the most pronounced differences in Western cultures. Cross-sectional age differences for 3 factors followed the pattern identified in self-reports, with moderate rates of change during college age and slower changes after age 40. With a few exceptions, these data support the hypothesis that features of personality traits are common to all human groups.
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