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Michele J. Gelfand, Chi-yue Chiu, and Ying-yi Hong

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199930449

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930449.001.0001

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From Chinese to Cross-Cultural Personality Inventory A Combined Emic-Etic Approach to the Study of Personality in Culture

From Chinese to Cross-Cultural Personality Inventory A Combined Emic-Etic Approach to the Study of Personality in Culture

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(p.117) Chapter 3 From Chinese to Cross-Cultural Personality Inventory A Combined Emic-Etic Approach to the Study of Personality in Culture
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Advances in Culture and Psychology
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Shu Fai Cheung, Fanny M. Cheung,

Weiqiao Fan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930449.003.0003

This chapter summarizes the stages of cross-cultural personality assessment adopted by psychologists outside Western cultures, which saw challenges to the imposed etic approach being raised by indigenous approaches in Asia. The recent internationalization orientation among indigenous psychologists has led to a more culturally inclusive stage of personality assessment and support for a combined emic-etic approach to the study of personality in culture. Research on the Cross-cultural (Chinese) Personality Assessment Inventory (CPAI-2) illustrates the benefits of this approach, not only to the study of personality in Chinese cultures but also to the cross-cultural comparison of personality structures with other Asian and non-Asian cultures. The cultural perspectives of the combined emic-etic approach enrich the study of personality in mainstream psychology.

Keywords:   cross-cultural personality assessment, combined etic-emic approach, chinese culture, chinese personality, cpai

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