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A six-factor structure of personality-descriptive adjectives: solutions from psycholexical studies in seven languages.
Standard psycholexical studies of personality structure have produced a similar 6-factor solution in 7 languages (Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Polish). The authors report theExpand
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Personality in learning and education: a review
The literature relevant to the combined area of personality and education and learning is summarized, covering almost a century of research and theorizing. Different topics considered important fromExpand
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Only three factors of personality description are fully replicable across languages: a comparison of 14 trait taxonomies.
We tested the hypothesis that only 3 factors of personality description are replicable across many different languages if they are independently derived by a psycholexical approach. Our test wasExpand
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Towards A Pan–Cultural Personality Structure: Input from 11 Psycholexical Studies
The purpose of the present study is to find the common kernel of different trait taxonomic studies and find out how the individual structures relate to this common kernel. Trait terms from 11Expand
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A new taxonomy of Dutch personality traits based on a comprehensive and unrestricted list of descriptors.
A list of 2,365 personality descriptive items was selected from a computerized database of the Dutch language. The list included terms from various word classes, such as trait adjectives, traitExpand
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Taxonomy and structure of Hungarian personality traits
This study reports on the application of the principles of the lexical approach to a non‐Indo‐European language, namely Hungarian. This language is a Uralic island surrounded on all sides byExpand
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Towards a refined structure of personality traits
In this article we pursue two goals. The first is a further articulation of the dimensionality of the Dutch trait domain. The second is a detailed mapping of the factorial trait structure, one whichExpand
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A Comparison of Big‐Five structures of personality traits in Dutch, English, and German
We compare Big‐Five factor structures found in Dutch, American English, and German, and present a joint structure. The data consist of self‐ and peer ratings of 600 subjects with 551 DutchExpand
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The substantive nature of psycholexical personality factors: a comparison across languages.
The psycholexical approach to personality structure in American English has led to the Big Five factors. The present study considers whether this result is similar or different in other languages.Expand
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Traits and emotions: a review of their structure and management
This paper reviews literature on traits and emotions focusing on both structure and management, or ‘having’ and ‘doing’. The cognitive perspective of this paper implies that traits and emotions areExpand
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