Is the genetic structure of human personality universal? A cross-cultural twin study from North America, Europe, and Asia.

  title={Is the genetic structure of human personality universal? A cross-cultural twin study from North America, Europe, and Asia.},
  author={Shinji Yamagata and Atsunobu Suzuki and Jyuko Ando and Yutaka Ono and Nobuhiko Kijima and Kimio Yoshimura and Fritz Ostendorf and Alois Angleitner and Rainer Riemann and Frank M. Spinath and W. John Livesley and Kerry Jang},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={90 6},
This study examined whether universality of the 5-factor model (FFM) of personality operationalized by the Revised NEO Personality Inventory is due to genetic influences that are invariant across diverse nations. Factor analyses were conducted on matrices of phenotypic, genetic, and environmental correlations estimated in a sample of 1,209 monozygotic and 701 dizygotic twin pairs from Canada, Germany, and Japan. Five genetic and environmental factors were extracted for each sample. High… CONTINUE READING
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