Critique of the five-factor model of personality

Gregory J. Boyle*

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Abstract

Assuming that most aspects of human personality structure are represented in the trait lexicon (i.e. that the personality sphere is encompassed by trait-descriptive words — see Ashton et al., 2004; Saucier and Goldberg, 2001), Allport and Odbert's (1936) list of more than 4,000 English trait descriptors was reduced down to some 35+ clusters of trait synonyms (e.g. see Cattell, 1986). Raymond B. Cattell (who, along with Freud, Piaget, and Eysenck, was listed among the ten most highly cited psychologists of the twentieth.century — Haggbloom et al., 2002: 142), attempted.a comprehensive sampling of the trait lexicon, on the further assumption that the most important attributes of ...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models
EditorsGregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews, Donald H. Saklofske
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Chapter14
Pages295-312
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781849200462
ISBN (Print)9781412946513
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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Boyle, G. J. (2008). Critique of the five-factor model of personality. In G. J. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. H. Saklofske (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models (pp. 295-312). SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781849200462.n14
Boyle, Gregory J. / Critique of the five-factor model of personality. The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models. editor / Gregory J. Boyle ; Gerald Matthews ; Donald H. Saklofske. SAGE Publications Ltd, 2008. pp. 295-312
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Boyle, GJ 2008, Critique of the five-factor model of personality. in GJ Boyle, G Matthews & DH Saklofske (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models. SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 295-312. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781849200462.n14

Critique of the five-factor model of personality. / Boyle, Gregory J.

The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models. ed. / Gregory J. Boyle; Gerald Matthews; Donald H. Saklofske. SAGE Publications Ltd, 2008. p. 295-312.

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Boyle GJ. Critique of the five-factor model of personality. In Boyle GJ, Matthews G, Saklofske DH, editors, The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Volume 1 - Personality Theories and Models. SAGE Publications Ltd. 2008. p. 295-312 https://doi.org/10.4135/9781849200462.n14