Six Turkish personality factors and the HEXACO model of personality structure

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Wasti, S. Arzu and Lee, Kibeom. and Ashton, Michael C. and Somer, Oya (2008) Six Turkish personality factors and the HEXACO model of personality structure. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39 (6). pp. 665-684. ISSN 1552-5422

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022022108323783


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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:HEXACO model; Big Five; personality structure, Turkish
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001-1281 Social psychology
ID Code:9913
Deposited By:Arzu S. Wasti
Deposited On:01 Nov 2008 23:04
Last Modified:25 May 2011 14:08

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