Robert R. McCrae receives royalties from the Revised NEO Personality Inventory.
Article first published online: 16 JUL 2007
This article is a U.S. government work and is into public domain in the U.S.A. Published in 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 21, Issue 8, pages 953–976, December 2007
How to Cite
McCrae, R. R., Terracciano, A., Realo, A. and Allik, J. (2007), Climatic warmth and national wealth: some culture-level determinants of national character stereotypes. Eur. J. Pers., 21: 953–976. doi: 10.1002/per.647
This article is a U.S. government work and is in the public domain in the U.S.A.
A part of this work was presented at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 2005, Washington, DC, and at the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 2007, San Francisco.
- Issue published online: 19 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 16 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 MAY 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 3 APR 2007
- Manuscript Received: 9 JAN 2007
- Intramural Research Program, NIH, National Institute on Aging
- Estonian Science foundation. Grant Number: 6797
- Estonian Ministry of Science and Education. Grant Number: 0182585s03
- national character;
- Five-Factor Model
National character stereotypes are widely shared, but do not reflect assessed levels of personality traits. In this article we present data illustrating the divergence of stereotypes and assessed personality traits in North and South Italy, test hypotheses about the associations of temperature and national wealth with national character stereotypes in 49 cultures, and explore possible links to national values and beliefs. Results suggest that warmth and wealth are common determinants of national stereotypes, but that there are also idiosyncratic influences on the perceptions of individual nations. Published in 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.