The Importance of Psychological Traits: A Cross-Cultural Study by John E. WilliamsThe Importance of Psychological Traits: A Cross-Cultural Study by John E. Williams

The Importance of Psychological Traits: A Cross-Cultural Study

byJohn E. Williams, Robert C. Satterwhite, José L. Saiz

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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This valuable text presents an exhaustive examination of the relative importance and favorability assigned to different psychological characteristics in a variety of cultural settings. Importance ratings in a worldwide sample of twenty countries, and the relative favorability of these traits in a subset of ten, are calculated in terms of the Five-Factor Model of personality and other scoring systems. One noteworthy chapter summarizes findings from previous cross-cultural studies evaluating gender and age stereotypes and self concepts. A unique feature is the extensive set of appendices, of which two let readers test hypotheses of their own devising and provide the individual item values for the Five-Factor Model scoring system.
Title:The Importance of Psychological Traits: A Cross-Cultural StudyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Concepts and Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology. Psychological Importance, the Five-Factor Model, and Transactional Analysis Theory. The Relative Favorability of Psychological Traits: A 10-Country Study. Psychological Importance: Method and Gender Analyses. Psychological Importance: Item Level Analyses. Psychological Importance: Theory Level Analyses. Psychological Importance: Relations to Cultural Comparison Variables. Summary and Integration of Findings. Retrospect and Prospect: A Broader View. Appendixes. Author Index. Subject Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This is an important book for transcultural psychiatry. . The authors of this book summarize research over a number of years designed to determine the cross-cultural consistency of trait dimensions. . One of the unique aspects of this study concerned measures of the relative favorability and the psychological importance of traits." (Joel Paris, Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol. 41 (3), 2004)