German lexical personality factors: relations with the HEXACO model
Article first published online: 6 JUL 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 23–43, February 2007
How to Cite
Ashton, M. C., Lee, K., Marcus, B. and De Vries, R. E. (2007), German lexical personality factors: relations with the HEXACO model. Eur. J. Pers., 21: 23–43. doi: 10.1002/per.597
- Issue published online: 17 JAN 2007
- Article first published online: 6 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 APR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 31 AUG 2005
- Social Sciences Research Council of Canada. Grant Numbers: 410-2003-0946, 410-2003-1835
- cross-cultural research;
- personality scales and inventories;
- lexical studies
We correlated the scales of the HEXACO Personality Inventory (HEXACO-PI) with adjective scale markers of factors previously obtained in indigenous lexical studies of personality structure in the German language. Self-ratings obtained from a sample of 323 German participants showed a pattern of strong convergent and weak discriminant correlations, supporting the content-based interpretation of the German lexical factors in terms of the HEXACO dimensions. Notably, convergent correlations were strong for both the broader and the narrower variants of the Honesty-Humility factor as observed in German lexical studies. Also, convergent correlations for HEXACO Openness to Experience were, as expected, stronger for German adjectives describing a creative and intellectual orientation than for German adjectives describing intellectual ability. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.