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Towards meaningful comparisons of personality in large-scale cross-cultural studies

Gardiner, G ; Sauerberger, K; Members of the International Situations Project; Fragkiadaki, Eva; Funder, D

Authors

G Gardiner

K Sauerberger

Members of the International Situations Project

Eva Fragkiadaki Eva.Fragkiadaki@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

D Funder



Contributors

Anu Realo
Editor

Abstract

One of Jüri Allik’s major, pioneering contributions to psychology is the assessment of personality across numerous cultures. His contributions have inspired many other large collaborations of international researchers to move beyond early work confirming the Five Factor Model cross-culturally to assessing the reliability and validity of a broad range of personality traits. Cross-cultural comparisons of personality traits may be problematic if measures have unique meanings in different cultural contexts that influence how individuals respond to items. In this chapter we present a new and relatively simple method for assessing the comparability of measures in large-scale cross-cultural studies, and illustrate the method using responses to the Big Five Inventory-2 (BFI-2) from 15,368 participants in 63 countries participating in the International Situations Project.

Citation

Gardiner, G., Sauerberger, K., Members of the International Situations Project, , Fragkiadaki, E., & Funder, D. (2019). Towards meaningful comparisons of personality in large-scale cross-cultural studies. In A. Realo (Ed.), In praise of an inquisitive mind: A Festschrift in honor of Jüri Allik on the occasion of his 70th birthday (123-140). Estonia: University of Tartu Press

Publication Date Mar 20, 2019
Deposit Date Sep 12, 2019
Publisher University of Tartu Press
Pages 123-140
Series ISSN 978-9949-77-997-0
Book Title In praise of an inquisitive mind: A Festschrift in honor of Jüri Allik on the occasion of his 70th birthday
Chapter Number 11
ISBN 978-9949-77-997-0
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/2756749