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Self-concept consistency and short-term stability in eight cultures

Church, T.A., Alvarez, J.M., Katigbak, M.S., Mastor, K.A., Cabrera, H.F., Tanaka-Matsumi, J., Vargas-Flores, J.d.J., Ibáñez-Reyes, J., Zhang, H.S., Shen, J., Locke, K.D., Ortiz, F.A., Curtis, G.J., Simon, J.Y.R., Ching, C.M. and Buchanan, A.L. (2012) Self-concept consistency and short-term stability in eight cultures. Journal of Research in Personality, 46 (5). pp. 556-570.

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Abstract

Self-concept consistency and short-term stability were investigated in the United States, Australia, Mexico, Venezuela, Philippines, Malaysia, China, and Japan. Evidence for substantial cross-role consistency and reliable within-individual variability in trait self-perceptions were found in each culture. Participants in all cultures exhibited short-term stability in their self-reported traits within roles and moderately stable if-then patterns of trait self-perceptions. Cultural differences, which primarily involved Japan, were partially accounted for by cultural differences in dialecticism, but not self-construals or cultural tightness. In all cultures, satisfaction of needs in various roles partially accounted for within-individual variability in self-reported traits. The results provide support for integrating trait and cultural psychology perspectives, as well as structure and process approaches, in the study of self-concepts across cultures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10166
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