Is Openness to Experience an Independent Personality Dimension?: Convergent and Discriminant Validit

  title={Is Openness to Experience an Independent Personality Dimension?: Convergent and Discriminant Validit},
  author={Luis F. Garc{\'i}a and Ant{\'o}n Aluja and {\'O}scar Garc{\'i}a and Lara Cuevas},
  journal={Journal of Individual Differences},
The Openness to Experience personality dimension has been challenged for its lack of independence from other personality constructs. In order to test whether Openness is an independent trait, we applied the following psychometric tests to a sample of 1006 nonpsychology university students: NEO-PI-R, EPQ-RS, ZKPQ-III-R, and SSS-V. Results suggest that most of the Openness variance remains to be explained. Therefore, this domain can be considered independent within the personality area, although… 

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