The Measurement of Personality across Cultures

  title={The Measurement of Personality across Cultures},
  author={Anthony J. Marsella and Joan Dubanoski and Winter C. Hamada and Heather Danielle Morse},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={41 - 62}
The present article discusses historical, conceptual, and methodological issues associated with the cross-cultural measurement of personality. It documents the extensive debate and discussion that has emerged from the juxtaposition of the trait-situation, universalism-relativism, quantitative-qualitative, and anthropology-psychology polarities in the past decade. Following a discussion of these polarities, the present article concludes that the contending (and contentious) positions should be… 

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