ERIC Number: ED185146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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A Cross-Cultural View of Personality Differences Among Blacks.
Jones, Enrico E.; Zoppel, Christina L.
Personality differences among black populations of varying socioeconomic backgrounds from Jamaica and the U.S. were investigated using Rotter's Internal-External Locus of Control measure, the Gough-Heilbrun Adjective Check List and Kelly's Role Construct Repertory Test. Results demonstrate the differential utility of these personality measures for cultural comparisons, and in particular suggest that the I-E Scale lacks equivalence of meaning cross-culturally as well as for differing sample populations within the U.S. Differences in personality traits and social constructs were generally consistent with those that might be predicted between members of a more traditional society and those of a modern nation. The view that studies of racial minorities within a nationality are appropriately conducted in a cross-cultural framework is presented. (Author)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cross Cultural Studies, Culture Fair Tests, Individual Characteristics, Locus of Control, Personality Assessment, Personality Measures, Psychological Studies, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status
Not available separately; See UD 020 192
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Americans; Jamaicans
Note: For related documents see UD 020 192-209 and ED 181 100