The authors would like to thank Paul Muchinsky, Robert Hogan, and John Holland for helpful comments on an earlier version of this manuscript.
HIGHER-ORDER DIMENSIONS OF THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS AND THE BIG SIX VOCATIONAL INTEREST TYPES
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2005
Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 447–478, June 2005
How to Cite
MOUNT, M. K., BARRICK, M. R., SCULLEN, S. M. and ROUNDS, J. (2005), HIGHER-ORDER DIMENSIONS OF THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY TRAITS AND THE BIG SIX VOCATIONAL INTEREST TYPES. Personnel Psychology, 58: 447–478. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6570.2005.00468.x
Paul Sackett served as guest editor for this article.
- Issue published online: 9 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 9 MAY 2005
The purpose of this study was to identify higher-order dimensions that explain the relationships among the Big 6 interest types and the Big 5 personality traits. Meta-analyses were conducted to identify an 11 × 11 true score correlation matrix of interest and personality attributes. Cluster analysis and nonmetric multidimensional scaling were used to identify 3 dimensions that explained relations among the 11 attributes: (a) Interests versus Personality Traits; (b) Striving for Accomplishment Versus Striving for Personal Growth, and (c) Interacting with People Versus Interacting with Things. Overall, results clarified the relationships among interests and personality traits by showing that 3 rather than 2 dimensions best explain the relationships among interests and personality traits.