The HEXACO model of personality structure and indigenous lexical personality dimensions in Italian, Dutch, and English
- ISSN: 00926566
- DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2005.06.003
We correlated the scales of the HEXACO Personality Inventory (HEXACO-PI) with adjective scale markers of personality factors previously obtained in indigenous lexical studies of personality structure in the Italian, Dutch, and English languages. Self-ratings were obtained from samples of 327 Italian, 161 Dutch, and 214 English-speaking Canadian participants. Results showed that each of the six HEXACO variablesincluding HonestyHumilitycorrelated strongly with its hypothesized six-factor adjective scale counterpart in all three languages. In each case, convergent correlations were substantially stron- ger than discriminant correlations. Because the HEXACO model was developed without prior knowl- edge of the indigenous Dutch and English lexical factors, the results suggest that the HEXACO model of personality structure can be extended to the personality lexicons of those languages.