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Sergei Shchebetenko 1,2
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 Perm State University, 15 Bukireva street, Perm, 614990, Russia

“The Best Man in the World”: Attitudes Toward Personality Traits

2014. Vol. 11. No. 3. P. 129–148 [issue contents]

This paper addresses the problem of attitudes toward traits, a bipolar evaluative construct.  It is argued that attitude toward traits is a supplementary characteristic for conventional personality traits.  In this regard, a second dimension of personality traits emerges where each trait can be characterized on another level, a level of attitudes.  The study also demonstrates the psychometric utility of a Russian version of the Big Five Inventory (BFI; John, Donahue & Kentle, 1991; John, Naumann & Soto, 2008).  The secondary factor structure of the Big Five corresponding to the hypothesis on stability/plasticity (DeYoung, Peterson, & Higgins, 2002) was obtained.  The BFI was also shown to be employed as a tool to measure attitudes toward traits, and the five-factor structure was replicated as applied to attitudes toward traits.  Different traits demonstrated different sizes of relationships with attitudes toward respective traits.

Citation: Shchebetenko, S.A. (2014). “The Best Man in the World”: Attitudes Toward Personality Traits. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, 11(3),  129-148 
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