The Importance of Psychological Traits: A Cross-Cultural Study (The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology)
The Importance of Psychological Traits: A Cross-Cultural Study (The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology) by John E. Williams
The Importance of Psychological Traits: A Cross-Cultural Study (The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology) Author: John E. Williams
Title: The Importance of Psychological Traits: A Cross-Cultural Study (The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology)
ISBN: 0306458896
ISBN13: 978-0306458897
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Pages: 193 pages
Publisher: Springer; 2002 edition (October 31, 1998)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1352 kb
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Subcategory: Social Sciences




This valuable text presents an exhaustive examination of the relative importance and favorability assigned to different psychological characteristics in a variety of cultural settings. Importance ratings in a worldwide sample of twenty countries, and the relative favorability of these traits in a subset of ten, are calculated in terms of the Five-Factor Model of personality and other scoring systems. One noteworthy chapter summarizes findings from previous cross-cultural studies evaluating gender and age stereotypes and self concepts. A unique feature is the extensive set of appendices, of which two let readers test hypotheses of their own devising and provide the individual item values for the Five-Factor Model scoring system.