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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.

Cross-Cultural Personality Assessment
Cross-cultural personality assessment

The chapter describes issues in the assessment of personality in a cross-cultural context. For example, how can we establish whether personality structure is universal? How can we examine universal and culture-specific aspects of personality? How do we know whether observed differences in scores across cultures reflect personality differences or whether these reflect differences in response styles, such as social desirability and acquiescence? Are Western personality questionnaires suitable for identifying the structure of personality in non-Western groups? Do we find the same personality structure in non-Western groups if we administer local and Western instruments? What are adequate translation and adaptation procedures in cross-cultural personality assessment? The common assessment issue behind all these questions is validity (Messick, 1989): How can we ensure ...

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