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The Validity and Structure of Culture-Level Personality Scores: Data from Ratings of Young Adolescents

Abstract : 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, 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, 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.
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Robert R. Mccrae, Antonio Terracciano, Filip de Fruyt, Marleen De Bolle, Michele J. Gelfand, et al.. The Validity and Structure of Culture-Level Personality Scores: Data from Ratings of Young Adolescents. Journal of Personality, Wiley, 2010, 78 (3), pp.815-838. ⟨10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00634.x⟩. ⟨hal-01469894⟩

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