An emic-etic approach to personality assessment in predicting social adaptation, risky social behaviors, status striving and social affirmation

Vlad Burtaverde*, Boele de Raad, Andrei-Serban Zanfirescu

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Abstract

This research tested the utility of an emic-etic approach to personality assessment in predicting three behavioral domains: Social adaptation, Risky social behaviors and Status striving and social affirmation. In this regard, two studies were conducted. The aim of the first study was to develop a personality measure of a psycho-lexically based six-factorial trait-taxonomic structure identified in the Romanian lexicon. In study 2 we tested to what extent these indigenous six-factor personality factors bring incremental validity in the prediction of behavioral domains. This emic-etic approach showed incremental validity in predicting Social adaptation, Risky social behaviors, and Status striving and social affirmation, over and beyond the Big five and the HEXACO. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-123
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume76
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2018

Keywords

  • Personality structure
  • Emic-etic approach
  • Personality domain
  • Culture
  • 5-FACTOR MODEL
  • RELATIVE WEIGHTS
  • HEXACO MODEL
  • SELF-ESTEEM
  • SCALE
  • SATISFACTION
  • ADJECTIVES
  • DIMENSIONS
  • TRAITS
  • BIG-5

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