Similarities and differences in implicit personality concepts across ethnocultural groups in South Africa

Show simple item record Valchev, Velichko H. Nel, Jan Alewyn Van de Vijver, Fons J.R. Meiring, Deon De Bruin, Gideon P. Rothmann, Sebastiaan 2014-02-24T07:09:03Z 2014-04-30T00:20:07Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Using a combined emic–etic approach, the present study investigates similarities and differences in the indigenous personality concepts of ethnocultural groups in South Africa. Semistructured interviews asking for self- and other-descriptions were conducted with 1,027 Blacks, 58 Indians, and 105 Whites, speakers of the country’s 11 official languages. A model with 9 broad personality clusters subsuming the Big Five—Conscientiousness, Emotional Stability, Extraversion, Facilitating, Integrity, Intellect, Openness, Relationship Harmony, and Soft-Heartedness (Nel et al., 2012)—was examined. The 9 clusters were found in all groups, yet the groups differed in their use of the model’s components: Blacks referred more to social-relational descriptions, specific trait manifestations, and social norms, whereas Whites referred more to personal-growth descriptions and abstract concepts, and Indians had an intermediate pattern. The results suggest that a broad spectrum of personality concepts should be included in the development of common personality models and measurement tools for diverse cultural groups. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF grant FA20040429900101 and SANPAD grant 09/42. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Valchev, VH, Nel, JA, Van der Vijver, FJR, Meiring, D, De Bruin, GP & Rothmann, S 2013, 'Similarities and differences in implicit personality concepts across Ethnocultural groups in South Africa', Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 365-388. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0221 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1552-5422 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0022022112443856
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2012. en_US
dc.subject Implicit personality concepts en_US
dc.subject Emic–etic approach en_US
dc.subject Indigenous personality model en_US
dc.title Similarities and differences in implicit personality concepts across ethnocultural groups in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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