October 7th, 2018 3:39 PM
Via Brandon Hayes
Interpretation # 1 Intercultural differences in neuroticism reflect slight differences in culture-specific components of neuroticism. All cultures share similar personality dimension of neuroticism, but this trait does not mean completely the same thing in various cultures.
Interpretation # 2 The mainstream religion influences the level of neuroticism in a given culture.
Interpretation # 3 Geographically close cultures show similar levels of neuroticism in comparison with geographically distant cultures.
Interpretation # 4 Intercultural differences in neuroticism are caused by the nonidentical response styles of people from different cultures.
Interpretation # 5 Intercultural differences in neuroticism reflect genetic differences between cultural groups. Neuroticism is thus a universal personality trait and is fully comparable between members of different cultures.
Interpretation # 6 Intercultural differences in neuroticism may be caused by adaptations of psychometric personality questionnaires to other languages.
—“Independence of Neuroticism? Finally, we would like to pay attention to the question of âindependence of neuroticism.â Neuroticism has been found to be positively correlated with cultural dimensions of masculinity and uncertainty avoidance (Hofstede model, see Hofstede & McCrae, 2004; Allik, & McCrae, 2004), power distance (Hofstede model, Ãzkan & Lajunen, 2007) and harmony value (Schwartz model, Schwartz, 2006) and negatively correlated with the interpersonal trust dimension from the Inglehart model (Allik & McCrae, 2004). Thus, it is not likely that neuroticism is an independent personality trait that is not related with any other construct measured on the cultural level of analysis.”—