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Title: The inaccuracy of national character stereotypes
Authors: McCrae, Robert R. 
Chan, Wayne 
Jussim, Lee 
Fruyt, Filip De 
Löckenhoff, Corinna E. 
Bolle, Marleen De 
Jr., Paul T. Costa 
Hřebíčková, Martina 
Graf, Sylvie 
Realo, Anu 
Allik, Jüri 
Nakazato, Katsuharu 
Shimonaka, Yoshiko 
Yik, Michelle 
Ficková, Emília 
Brunner-Sciarra, Marina 
Reátigui, Norma 
Figueora, Nora Leibovich de 
Schmidt, Vanina 
Ahn, Chang-kyu 
Ahn, Hyun-nie 
Aguilar-Vafaie, Maria E. 
Siuta, Jerzy 
Szmigielska, Barbara 
Cain, Thomas R. 
Crawford, Jarret T. 
Mastor, Khairul Anwar 
Rolland, Jean-Pierre 
Nansubuga, Florence 
Miramontez, Daniel R. 
Benet-Martínez, Veronica 
Rossier, Jérôme 
Bratko, Denis 
Marušić, Iris 
Halberstadt, Jamin 
Yamaguchi, Mami 
Knežević, Goran 
Purić, Danka 
Martin, Thomas A. 
Gheorghiu, Mirona 
Smith, Peter B. 
Barbaranelli, Claudio 
Wang, Lei 
Shakespeare-Finch, Jane 
Lima, Margarida P. 
Klinkosz, Waldemar 
Sekowski, Andrzej 
Alcalay, Lidia 
Simonetti, Franco 
Avdeyeva, Tatyana V. 
Pramila, V. S. 
Terracciano, Antonio 
Keywords: National character; Stereotypes; Five-Factor Model; Personality traits; Cross-cultural
Issue Date: Dec-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: MCCRAE, Robert R. [et al.] - The inaccuracy of national character stereotypes. "Journal of Research in Personality". ISSN 0092-6566. Vol. 47 Nº. 6 (2013) p. 831-842
Serial title, monograph or event: Journal of Research in Personality
Volume: 47
Issue: 6
Abstract: Consensual stereotypes of some groups are relatively accurate, whereas others are not. Previous work suggesting that national character stereotypes are inaccurate has been criticized on several grounds. In this article we (a) provide arguments for the validity of assessed national mean trait levels as criteria for evaluating stereotype accuracy and (b) report new data on national character in 26 cultures from descriptions (N = 3323) of the typical male or female adolescent, adult, or old person in each. The average ratings were internally consistent and converged with independent stereotypes of the typical culture member, but were weakly related to objective assessments of personality. We argue that this conclusion is consistent with the broader literature on the inaccuracy of national character stereotypes.
ISSN: 0092-6566
DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2013.08.006
Rights: openAccess
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