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The lexical approach to the study of personality structure: toward the identification of cross-culturally replicable dimensions of personality variation.

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Source
J Pers Disord. 2005 Jun;19(3):303-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2005
Author
Michael C Ashton
Kibeom Lee
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychology, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada. mashton@brocku.ca
Source
J Pers Disord. 2005 Jun;19(3):303-8
Date
Jun-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Humans
Models, Psychological
Personality - classification
Personality Disorders - classification
Personality Inventory - standards
Psychometrics
Terminology as Topic
Abstract
The structure of personality variation is discussed from the perspective of the lexical approach, which is based on the examination of relations among personality-descriptive adjectives that are indigenous to various languages. The results of this approach--which reveal a cross-culturally replicated set of six dimensions--are described. Specifically, the obtained structure corresponds rather closely to the Five-Factor Model, but differs from that model in the nature of the Agreeableness and Emotionality/Neuroticism factors and also in the existence of a sixth factor known as Honesty-Humility. It is suggested that the emergence of this structure provides support for attempts to establish a cross-culturally generalizable structural model that could summarize normal and abnormal personality variation.
PubMed ID
16175738 View in PubMed
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