A psycholexical Study of Virtues in the Dutch Language, and Relations between Virtues and Personality

  title={A psycholexical Study of Virtues in the Dutch Language, and Relations between Virtues and Personality},
  author={Boele de Raad and Jan Pieter van Oudenhoven},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={43 - 52}
Following the psycholexical approach, a list of 153 virtue descriptors was selected from a previously constructed list of trait–terms, under the assumption that virtues form a subset of traits. The virtue list was administered to 400 participants (self– and other–raters), who had to indicate the extent to which each term applied to them or to the others. Principal Component Analyses were performed yielding six factors of virtues. In addition, Big Five factors and markers of an external set of… 

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