Malay culture and personality a big five perspective

Khairul A. Mastor, Putai Jin, Martin Cooper

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The study aims to determine whether the Big Five model of personality is applicable to the Malay culture. Two studies were conducted among Malaysian students in Australia (N = 174), and a further study (N = 451) conducted in Malaysia used the refined items from the Australian work. Scree and parallel tests indicated that only five factors should be extracted. Exploratory and Procrustes factor analyses indicated that the Big Five factors of Costa and McCrae exist in the Malay personality structure. The Openness to Actions and Values facets, however, were not replicated well. Overall results and congruence coefficients for 28 facets strongly supported the Big Five model as being cross-culturally applicable. Compared to Americans, Malay students appeared to have high scores in Agreeableness and low scores in Extraversion and Openness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-111
Number of pages17
JournalAmerican Behavioral Scientist
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2000

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Malay culture and personality a big five perspective. / Mastor, Khairul A.; Jin, Putai; Cooper, Martin.

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Mastor, Khairul A. ; Jin, Putai ; Cooper, Martin. / Malay culture and personality a big five perspective. In: American Behavioral Scientist. 2000 ; No. 1. pp. 95-111.
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