The substantive nature of psycholexical personality factors: a comparison across languages.

@article{Peabody2002TheSN,
  title={The substantive nature of psycholexical personality factors: a comparison across languages.},
  author={Dean Peabody and Boele de Raad},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={983-97}
}
The psycholexical approach to personality structure in American English has led to the Big Five factors. The present study considers whether this result is similar or different in other languages. Instead of placing the usual emphasis on quantitative indices, this study examines the substantive nature of the factors. Six studies in European languages were used to develop a taxonomy of content categories. The English translations of the relevant terms were then classified under this taxonomy… CONTINUE READING

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