Between- and within-person structures of personality: response to Cervone (2005)
Version of Record online: 17 AUG 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 447–450, August 2005
How to Cite
Lee, K. and Ashton, M. C. (2005), Between- and within-person structures of personality: response to Cervone (2005). Eur. J. Pers., 19: 447–450. doi: 10.1002/per.577
- Issue online: 17 AUG 2005
- Version of Record online: 17 AUG 2005
- Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Grant Numbers: 410-2003-0946, 410-2003-1835
Our response to Cervone (2005) can be summarized as follows. The factor structure of intraindividual fluctuations in personality-related variables does not bear on the evaluation of a model of (interindividual) personality structure. Even if such a model is associated with claims regarding the causal origins of its dimensions, this does not imply that the sources of between-person differences would be expected to be the same as the sources of within-person fluctuations. Moreover, observed differences between intraindividual and interindividual structures do not undermine the applicability of the latter to the description of individuals' personalities. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.