The position of authenticity within extant models of personality.

MALTBY, John, WOOD, Alex M., DAY, Liza and PINTO, Diana (2012). The position of authenticity within extant models of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 52 (3), 269-273.


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The aim of the current study was to explore where authenticity, derived from the humanistic tradition of psychology, was positioned within a number of extant models of personality. Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of data from four samples (total N = 1286) suggested that authenticity can be considered as loading on the Honesty–Humility factor of personality. These findings are discussed in terms of the wider theoretical overlaps between Honesty–Humility and psychological functioning as emphasised by the humanistic tradition of psychology.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.10.014
Depositing User: Liza Day
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 13:33
Last Modified: 12 May 2018 03:22

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