Psycho-Lexically Based Virtue Factors in Spain and Their Relation With Personality Traits

Fabia Morales-Vives, Boele de Raad, Andreu Vigil-Colet

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The psycho-lexical approach was used to identify virtues in a Spanish population. A total of 209 descriptors were identified as virtues and administered to 485 participants, who were instructed to indicate the extent to which each virtue term applied to them. Principal Components Analysis revealed seven factors: Self-confidence, Reflection, Serenity, Rectitude, Perseverance & Effort, Compassion, and Sociability. The results showed that there was no simple one-to-one correspondence between these factors and those obtained in previous studies. However, the results are congruent with those obtained in other studies as far as the relation between virtues and personality traits is concerned.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-325
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of General Psychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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