Self-reports and stereotypes: a comment on McCrae et al.
Article first published online: 16 JUL 2007
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 21, Issue 8, pages 983–986, December 2007
How to Cite
Ashton, M. C. (2007), Self-reports and stereotypes: a comment on McCrae et al. Eur. J. Pers., 21: 983–986. doi: 10.1002/per.650
- Issue published online: 19 NOV 2007
- Article first published online: 16 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 JUN 2007
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUN 2007
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Grant Number: 410-2007-2159
- personality assessment;
- national differences
The results and conclusions of McCrae, Terracciano, Realo, and Allik (this issue) are discussed, with particular attention to the question of the accuracy of mean self-reports and stereotypes as indicators of national or regional differences in personality. It is suggested that more evidence will be needed to evaluate the accuracy of these indicators, and that mean self-reports cannot yet be taken as the standard against which the accuracy of stereotypes can be judged. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.