Hierarchical subcomponents of the Big Five personality factors: a cross-language replication.

@article{Saucier1999HierarchicalSO,
  title={Hierarchical subcomponents of the Big Five personality factors: a cross-language replication.},
  author={Gerard Saucier and Fritz Ostendorf},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={613-27}
}
An ideal structural representation of personality attributes would include more than just broad-bandwidth factors. Specific subcomponents help define broad factors while enhancing the fidelity of the representation. There has been no consensus with regard to the necessary specific subcomponents of the Big Five. This problem was addressed by analyzing 2 representative lexical data sets, one involving English adjectives and the other involving German adjectives. Large samples (Ns of 636 and 775… CONTINUE READING

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