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ERIC Number: EJ881638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1069-0727
Relationships of the Big Five Personality Domains and Facets to Dimensions of the Healthy Personality
Betz, Nancy E.; Borgen, Fred H.
Journal of Career Assessment, v18 n2 p147-160 2010
This study was designed to compare a new inventory measuring concepts of the "healthy personality" with the most widely used inventory of the Big Five personality traits, the NEO personality inventory-Revised (NEO-PI-R). Using adjectives as the stimulus materials, Borgen and Betz (2008) developed a 17-scale inventory called the Healthy personality inventory (HPI), where the 17 dimensions of personality were organized into five broader personality styles. Overall, the results of this study suggest strong correspondences of HPI productivity styles with Neuroticism-Extroversion-Openness (NEO) conscientiousness, HPI interpersonal styles with NEO Extraversion, and HPI intrapersonal styles with NEO Neuroticism. The NEOOpenness and Agreeableness dimensions mapped less clearly on the NEO. The relationships of these findings to the wealth of previous data on the correlates of Big Five personality traits are discussed, as are the advantages of using a personality inventory with more positively oriented concepts and scale names. The authors suggest that a personality inventory based on positive psychology may facilitate the growing area of research on the relationships of personality to career variables. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Personality Inventory