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The Eysenckian personality structure: a 'Giant Three' or 'Big Five' model in Hong Kong?

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In the last decade, the area of personality measurement has been dominated by three major systems: the

    Eysenckian Giant Three, the Cattellian sixteen factors and the Big Five. While many of the Cattellian

    second-stratum factors have been shown to fit the Big Five system, can the factors measured by the Eysenck

    Personality Questionnaire also be described by the five-factor model? The study reported in this article was

    designed to determine whether the dimensions measured by a revised Chinese version of the Junior Eysenck

    Personality Questionnaire would, in a Hong Kong population\ replicate the Giant Three or the Big Five

    and whether there is evidence to support the suggested dual nature of the Extraversion dimension and the

    Lie scale in this Cantonese-speaking group. A four-factor solution indicated that the data did not support

    the notion of a Giant Three model plus a Lie scale and lacks clarity. A five-factor solution produced

    factors that can clearly be labelled Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Sociability, Excitement-Seeking and

    Agreeableness. Sociability, focusing on meeting people and Excitement-Seeking, which consists of Impul-

    sivity and Liveliness, derive from items in Eysenck's Extraversion dimension. The Openness factor of the

    Big Five system is absent in this population.

Authors


  •   Ng, H.-S. (external author)
  •   Cooper, Martin (external author)
  •   Chandler, Paul A.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Ng, H., Cooper, M. & Chandler, P. A. (1998). The Eysenckian personality structure: a ''Giant Three'' or ''Big Five'' model in Hong Kong?. Personality and Individual Differences, 25 1111-1131.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/94

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 1111

End Page


  • 1131

Volume


  • 25

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • In the last decade, the area of personality measurement has been dominated by three major systems: the

    Eysenckian Giant Three, the Cattellian sixteen factors and the Big Five. While many of the Cattellian

    second-stratum factors have been shown to fit the Big Five system, can the factors measured by the Eysenck

    Personality Questionnaire also be described by the five-factor model? The study reported in this article was

    designed to determine whether the dimensions measured by a revised Chinese version of the Junior Eysenck

    Personality Questionnaire would, in a Hong Kong population\ replicate the Giant Three or the Big Five

    and whether there is evidence to support the suggested dual nature of the Extraversion dimension and the

    Lie scale in this Cantonese-speaking group. A four-factor solution indicated that the data did not support

    the notion of a Giant Three model plus a Lie scale and lacks clarity. A five-factor solution produced

    factors that can clearly be labelled Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Sociability, Excitement-Seeking and

    Agreeableness. Sociability, focusing on meeting people and Excitement-Seeking, which consists of Impul-

    sivity and Liveliness, derive from items in Eysenck's Extraversion dimension. The Openness factor of the

    Big Five system is absent in this population.

Authors


  •   Ng, H.-S. (external author)
  •   Cooper, Martin (external author)
  •   Chandler, Paul A.

Publication Date


  • 1998

Citation


  • Ng, H., Cooper, M. & Chandler, P. A. (1998). The Eysenckian personality structure: a ''Giant Three'' or ''Big Five'' model in Hong Kong?. Personality and Individual Differences, 25 1111-1131.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/94

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 1111

End Page


  • 1131

Volume


  • 25

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom