Why can't a man be more like a woman? Sex differences in Big Five personality traits across 55 cultures.

  title={Why can't a man be more like a woman? Sex differences in Big Five personality traits across 55 cultures.},
  author={D. Schmitt and A. Realo and M. Voracek and J. Allik},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={94 1},
  • D. Schmitt, A. Realo, +1 author J. Allik
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • Previous research suggested that sex differences in personality traits are larger in prosperous, healthy, and egalitarian cultures in which women have more opportunities equal with those of men. In this article, the authors report cross-cultural findings in which this unintuitive result was replicated across samples from 55 nations (N = 17,637). On responses to the Big Five Inventory, women reported higher levels of neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness than did men… CONTINUE READING
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