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Revisiting the Big Five Personality Factors: Adaptation for the Use in European-African Human Resources Management - Proceedings of the Bilateral Workshop 22nd-29th February 2016, Nairobi

  • Five personality traits commonly known as the “Big Five” have been widely acknowledged as universal. But most available psychological instruments are not necessarily transferable to other cultures. They are referred to as “W.E.I.R.D.” (western, educated, industrial, rich, democratic) and lack the combined emic-etic approach that is necessary for a transcultural perspective. This intercontinental congress brings experts from Kenya and Germany together – thinking out of the box and collecting ideas for a scientific based partnership of East Africa and Europe. Main topics are psychological constructs that prove relevant for Human Resources Management. The Five-Factor Model, core self-evaluations, coping processes and acculturation as well as globalization effects and gender issues are discussed.
Publisher:Universität Koblenz-Landau
Place of publication:Koblenz
Editor:Josephine N. Arasa, Wilfried Echterhoff, Michaela Heinecke-Müller, Priscilla W. Kariuki, Gladys K. Mwiti, Claudia Quaiser-Pohl
Document Type:Conference Proceedings
Date of completion:2016/09/19
Date of publication:2016/09/23
Publishing institution:Universität Koblenz, Universitätsbibliothek
Release Date:2016/09/19
Tag:Big Five; Core Self-Evaluations; Five Factor model; cross-cultural psychology; emic-etic
Number of pages:50
Institutes:Fachbereich 1 / Institut für Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 155 Differentielle Psychologie, Entwicklungspsychologie
1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 158 Angewandte Psychologie
BKL-Classification:77 Psychologie
77 Psychologie / 77.08 Psychologische Diagnostik
77 Psychologie / 77.93 Angewandte Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht: § 53 UrhG