Taxonomy of Hungarian personality traits: Replication and refinement

Boele De Raad*, János Nagy, Zsofia Szirmák, Dick P. H. Barelds

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We aim to replicate the previously published structure that was based on a taxonomy of traits according to psycho-lexical principles (Szirmák & De Raad, 1994). Method: The original list of 561 trait terms was used and ad-ministered to 1,503 participants, in part through using a paper version, and in part using an online version of the list. The participants provided self-ratings on these traits, and in addition filled out five questionnaires for purposes of validation and as an aid in identification of thelexically derived factors. Additional analyses were done using the joint sample of the present 1,503 participants and the previously used sample of 400 participants.Results: On ipsatized data, principal components analyses were performed, resulting in a sixfactor solution considered as the most adequate one. The factors were identified as the Big Five plus an Integrity-Honesty related factor. The analyses using the joint data set strengthened the adequacy of the six-factor solution.Conclusion: The previously published structure was ap-proximately replicated in a new sample of participants. Moreover,the results gave rise to a re-labeling of the previous Integrity factor into Narcissism
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Personality Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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