Openness, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, and Adolescent Well-being: Evidence from Six Cultural Contexts

  • Albert Ksinan
  • Gabriela Jiskrova
  • Jakub Mikuška
  • Alexander T. Vazsonyi


The construct “personality” describes individual differences and similarities across people in terms of emotions, cognition, and behaviours. Although many personality taxonomies have been developed during the last decades, the Big Five model has become the most prominent and influential one. The Big Five model describes five broad dimensions of personality — openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism — that have been proposed as culturally universal (McCrae & Costa, 1997). There have been numerous attempts to empirically test the validity and/or predictive strength of the Big Five personality structure across cultural contexts (for example, Hendriks et al., 2003; McCrae, 2001; McCrae & Costa, 1997; McCrae et al., 2010) as well as in both males and females (for example, De Bolle et al., 2015; del Barrio, Carrasco, & Holgado, 2006; Gomez, 2006; Korkmaz, Somer, & Gungor, 2013).


Cultural Context Suicide Risk Path Model Female Youth Configural Invariance 
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  • Albert Ksinan
  • Gabriela Jiskrova
  • Jakub Mikuška
  • Alexander T. Vazsonyi

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