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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Higher-order factors of the Big Six – Similarities between Big Twos identified above the Big Five and the Big Six
Organization Unit
  • Włodzimierz Strus
  • Jan Cieciuch
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Personality and Individual Differences
Publisher Elsevier
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 0191-8869
Volume 171
Page Range 110544
Date 2021
Abstract Text A substantial body of evidence has identified higher-order factors above the five basic dimensions of personality known as the Big Five. Indeed, two higher-order factors, and also one General Factor of Personality (GFP), have been found in many studies in data collected by using instruments intended to measure the Big Five in the Five- Factor Model (FFM) framework. To date, however, there is a lack of studies that apply the methodology for identifying higher-order factors of the Big Five/FFM to the Big Six/HEXACO model, even though the latter is currently deemed a serious alternative to the former. The goal of the presented studies was to fill this gap. Namely, we tested whether similar higher-order factors to those identified above the Big Five/FFM can be found above the Big Six/HEXACO basic personality traits by applying analytical methods elaborated within the Big Five/FFM framework. We conducted two studies: one with 805 participants, and another with 502 respondents, using three different Big Six/HEXACO measures and three Big Five/FFM measures. The obtained results suggest the existence of two higher-order factors in the Big Six/HEXACO, similar to those found in the Big Five/FFM, and indicate no presence of the GFP in the former.
Digital Object Identifier 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110544
Other Identification Number merlin-id:20178
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