The authors would like to thank Kristian Alton, James Barraclaugh, Laura Kemp, Clint Martin, Heather Orr, Nicole Rosell, Ashley Ryder, and Tiffany Truitt for their help collecting the data for this study.
Bridging the Idiographic-Nomothetic Divide: A Follow-Up Study
Article first published online: 17 MAY 2006
Journal of Personality
Volume 74, Issue 4, pages 1191–1218, August 2006
How to Cite
Grice, J. W., Jackson, B. J. and McDaniel, B. L. (2006), Bridging the Idiographic-Nomothetic Divide: A Follow-Up Study. Journal of Personality, 74: 1191–1218. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2006.00407.x
- Issue published online: 17 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 17 MAY 2006
ABSTRACT In a replication and extension of Grice (2004), participants in the current study rated themselves and other known individuals on scales constructed from their own personal constructs and on marker items for the Big Five model personality traits. Confirmatory components analyses revealed excellent fit for the Big Five Model when applied to aggregate trait ratings but highly variable fit when applied to participants' individual ratings. Comparisons of the personal construct and trait ratings indicated an approximate average overlap of only 51%, and additional analyses revealed several factors that contributed to the uniqueness of the personal constructs. These findings were discussed in the context of the idiographic-nomothetic distinction drawn in personality psychology.