Six Turkish personality factors and the HEXACO model of personality structure

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 0022-0221 (Print) 1552-5422 (Online)

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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
Divisions: Sabancı Business School
Depositing User: Arzu S. Wasti
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2008 23:04
Last Modified: 25 May 2011 14:08

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