Six Turkish personality factors and the HEXACO model of personality structure
Wasti, Arzu Syeda and Lee, Kibeom. and Ashton, Michael C. and Somer, Oya (2007) Six Turkish personality factors and the HEXACO model of personality structure. (Accepted/In Press)
We examined the six largest dimensions of the Turkish personality lexicon, as derived from the personality-descriptive terms of the data set of Goldberg and Somer (2000). The six Turkish lexical factors showed close correspondences to all six dimensions observed in several other languages. In a new data set, we then correlated factor scores representing these indigenous Turkish dimensions with the scales of the HEXACO Personality Inventory, which operationalizes the six cross-language factors. Results showed a pattern of strong convergent and weak discriminant correlations. Overall, findings suggest that the cross-language six-dimensional structure of personality description does generalize to the Turkish lexicon.
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