Event Title

Cross-cultural Differences in Personality among Ethnicities in the United States and Races Worldwide

Session Number

S04

Advisor(s)

William Revelle, Northwestern University

Location

A-119

Start Date

28-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2016 2:25 PM

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

People differ both within and between cultures. This study was designed to examine similarities and differences in personality between different ethnic identities within the United States and ultimately with the country of origin. Using a large data set (n=191,893) collected over the web by the Synthetic Aperture Personality Assessment Project (SAPA) and the R statistical data analytic package, descriptive graphics and statistics were implemented to compare the differences in mean levels of ten ethnicities in the United States and the corresponding countries as well as the correlational structure within each group. The results show that there is very little variance of personality between ethnic groups and between people of different countries. However, since the sample size is large, the results shown are very precise. It can be concluded that while groups do not differ much, the differences that exist per personality factor are very reliable. These results help understand personality to a greater degree and can therefore help understand the behavior of people in order to help them.


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Cross-cultural Differences in Personality among Ethnicities in the United States and Races Worldwide

A-119

People differ both within and between cultures. This study was designed to examine similarities and differences in personality between different ethnic identities within the United States and ultimately with the country of origin. Using a large data set (n=191,893) collected over the web by the Synthetic Aperture Personality Assessment Project (SAPA) and the R statistical data analytic package, descriptive graphics and statistics were implemented to compare the differences in mean levels of ten ethnicities in the United States and the corresponding countries as well as the correlational structure within each group. The results show that there is very little variance of personality between ethnic groups and between people of different countries. However, since the sample size is large, the results shown are very precise. It can be concluded that while groups do not differ much, the differences that exist per personality factor are very reliable. These results help understand personality to a greater degree and can therefore help understand the behavior of people in order to help them.