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dc.contributor.authorVan Bruin, Gideon
dc.contributor.authorMeiring, Deon
dc.contributor.authorNel, Jan Alewyn
dc.contributor.authorRothmann, Sebastiaan
dc.contributor.authorValchev, Velichko H.
dc.contributor.authorVan de Vijver, Alphonsius Josephus Rachel (Fons)
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T12:32:57Z
dc.date.available2012-09-20T12:32:57Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationValchev, V.H. et al. 2011. Implicit personality conceptions of the Nguni cultural-linguistic groups of South Africa. Cross-cultural research, 45(3):235-266. [http://ccr.sagepub.com]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1552-3578
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/7408
dc.description.abstractThe present study explored the personality conceptions of the three main Nguni cultural-linguistic groups of South Africa: Swati, Xhosa, and Zulu. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 116 native speakers of Swati, 118 of Xhosa, and 141 of Zulu in their own language. Participants provided free descriptions of 10 target persons each; responses were translated into English. Twenty-six clusters of personality-descriptive terms were constructed based on shared semantic content and connotations of the original responses. These clusters accounted for largely identical content in all three groups. The clusters represented an elaborate conception of social-relational aspects of personality revolving around the themes of altruism, empathy, guidance, and harmony. The patterning of responses suggests that the individual is viewed as inextricably bound to his or her context of social relationships and situations. The findings are discussed with reference to the Big Five model of personality and the culture and personality framework.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/ 10.1177/1069397111402462
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.subjectImplicit personality conceptionsen_US
dc.subjectculture and personalityen_US
dc.subjectNgunien_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleImplicit personality conceptions of the Nguni cultural-linguistic groups of South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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