The HEXACO Honesty-Humility, Agreeableness, and Emotionality factors: A review of research and theory

M.C. Ashton, K. Lee, R.E. de Vries

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    Abstract

    We review research and theory on the HEXACO personality dimensions of Honesty-Humility (H), Agreeableness (A), and Emotionality (E), with particular attention to the following topics: (1) the origins of the HEXACO model in lexical studies of personality structure, and the content of the H, A, and E factors in those studies; (2) the operationalization of the H, A, and E factors in the HEXACO Personality Inventory-Revised; (3) the construct validity of self-reports on scales measuring the H factor; (4) the theoretical distinction between H and A; (5) similarity and assumed similarity between social partners in personality, with a focus on H and A; (6) the extent to which H (and A and E) variance is represented in instruments assessing the "Five-Factor Model" of personality; and (7) the relative validity of scales assessing the HEXACO and Five-Factor Model dimensions in predicting criteria conceptually relevant to H, A, and E. © 2014 by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)139-152
    JournalPersonality and Social Psychology Review
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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