Within-individual variability in self-concepts and personality states: Applying density distribution and situation-behavior approaches across cultures

A. Timothy Church, Marcia S. Katigbak, Charles M. Ching, Hengsheng Zhang, Jiliang Shen, Rina Mazuera Arias, Brigida Carolina Rincon, Hiroaki Morio, Junko Tanaka-Matsumi, Shino Takaoka, Khairul Anwar @ Johari Mastor, Nurul A. Roslan, Joselina Ibáñez-Reyes, José de Jesús Vargas-Flores, Kenneth D. Locke, Jose Alberto S Reyes, Sun Wenmei, Fernando A. Ortiz, Juan M. Alvarez

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Abstract

Within-individual variability in self-concepts and everyday personality states and affects was investigated in two experience sampling studies using density distribution and situation-behavior approaches. In all seven cultures sampled, within-individual variability was substantial and self-concept and personality state variability exhibited moderate convergence. Variability in personality and affect states was moderately predicted by perceived need satisfaction in the situations. The density distribution and situation-behavior approaches were moderately convergent in identifying the most variable individuals, but the pattern of cultural differences differed in the two methods. Contrary to cultural psychology perspectives, cultural differences in within-individual variability did not consistently correspond to cultural differences in individualism-collectivism, dialecticism, or tightness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-935
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Culture
  • Density distributions approach
  • Personality states
  • Situation-behavior profiles
  • Within-individual variability

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  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology(all)

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Within-individual variability in self-concepts and personality states : Applying density distribution and situation-behavior approaches across cultures. / Timothy Church, A.; Katigbak, Marcia S.; Ching, Charles M.; Zhang, Hengsheng; Shen, Jiliang; Arias, Rina Mazuera; Rincon, Brigida Carolina; Morio, Hiroaki; Tanaka-Matsumi, Junko; Takaoka, Shino; Mastor, Khairul Anwar @ Johari; Roslan, Nurul A.; Ibáñez-Reyes, Joselina; Vargas-Flores, José de Jesús; Locke, Kenneth D.; Reyes, Jose Alberto S; Wenmei, Sun; Ortiz, Fernando A.; Alvarez, Juan M.

In: Journal of Research in Personality, Vol. 47, No. 6, 12.2013, p. 922-935.

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Timothy Church, A, Katigbak, MS, Ching, CM, Zhang, H, Shen, J, Arias, RM, Rincon, BC, Morio, H, Tanaka-Matsumi, J, Takaoka, S, Mastor, KAJ, Roslan, NA, Ibáñez-Reyes, J, Vargas-Flores, JDJ, Locke, KD, Reyes, JAS, Wenmei, S, Ortiz, FA & Alvarez, JM 2013, 'Within-individual variability in self-concepts and personality states: Applying density distribution and situation-behavior approaches across cultures', Journal of Research in Personality, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 922-935. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2013.09.002
Timothy Church, A. ; Katigbak, Marcia S. ; Ching, Charles M. ; Zhang, Hengsheng ; Shen, Jiliang ; Arias, Rina Mazuera ; Rincon, Brigida Carolina ; Morio, Hiroaki ; Tanaka-Matsumi, Junko ; Takaoka, Shino ; Mastor, Khairul Anwar @ Johari ; Roslan, Nurul A. ; Ibáñez-Reyes, Joselina ; Vargas-Flores, José de Jesús ; Locke, Kenneth D. ; Reyes, Jose Alberto S ; Wenmei, Sun ; Ortiz, Fernando A. ; Alvarez, Juan M. / Within-individual variability in self-concepts and personality states : Applying density distribution and situation-behavior approaches across cultures. In: Journal of Research in Personality. 2013 ; Vol. 47, No. 6. pp. 922-935.
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