Adult age differences in personality traits in the United States and the People's Republic of China.

@article{Yang1998AdultAD,
  title={Adult age differences in personality traits in the United States and the People's Republic of China.},
  author={J Yang and Robert R McCrae and Paul T Costa},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={P375-83}
}
Life experiences for corresponding age cohorts in the United States (US) and the People's Republic of China (PRC) have been dramatically different. If cohort effects account for cross-sectional age differences in mean levels of personality traits, different patterns of age differences should be seen in samples from the US and the PRC. The present study examined scores on scales from the California Psychological Inventory (CPI; Gough, 1987) in US (N = 348, age = 19-92 years) and PRC (N = 2,093… CONTINUE READING

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