Big five factors and facets and the prediction of behavior.

@article{Paunonen2001BigFF,
  title={Big five factors and facets and the prediction of behavior.},
  author={S. V. Paunonen and Michael C Ashton},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={
          524-39
        }
}
  • S. Paunonen, M. Ashton
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
The authors compared the Big 5 factors of personality with the facets or traits of personality that constitute those factors on their ability to predict 40 behavior criteria. Both the broad factors and the narrow facets predicted substantial numbers of criteria, but the latter did noticeably better in that regard, even when the number of facet predictors was limited to the number of factor predictors. Moreover, the criterion variance accounted for by the personality facets often included large… 
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