A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Personality Structure Through the Lens of the HEXACO Model

Andrei Ion, Dragos Iliescu, Said Aldhafri, Neeti Rana, Kattiya Ratanadilok, Ari Widyanti, Cătălin Nedelcea

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Across 5 different samples, totaling more than 1,600 participants from India, Indonesia, Oman, Romania, and Thailand, the authors address the question of cross-cultural replicability of a personality structure, while exploring the utility of exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) as a data analysis technique in cross-cultural personality research. Personality was measured with an alternative, non–Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality framework, provided by the HEXACO–PI (Lee & Ashton, 2004). The results show that the HEXACO framework was replicated in some of the investigated cultures. The ESEM data analysis technique proved to be especially useful in investigating the between-group measurement equivalence of broad personality measures across different cultures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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