The purpose of this study was to explore the relevance of a collectivistic personality attribute indigenous to the Chinese culture to non-Asian collectivistic cultures. To measure this attribute, the CPAI-2 Interpersonal Relatedness factor scales were administered to current college students who self-identified as Mexican American, Chinese American, or Caucasian. Only less acculturated Mexican American and Chinese American participants, as measured by the ARMSA-II or SL-ASIA, respectively, were included in the analysis. Although the Mexican American and Chinese American participants did not significantly differ from one another, these two groups did significantly differ from the Caucasian participants on two scales, Traditionalism-Modernity and Ren Qing. The clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dissertations (EdD) -- Psychology; Personality and culture; Personality development; Personality assessment; Ethnopsychology
Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Wong, Hing Man Amy, "How culture shapes personality: a preliminary study" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 353.