Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2017 Vol. 10 Issue 56

Egorova M.S., Parshikova O.V. The structure of Honesty-Humility factor


EGOROVA M.S., PARSHIKOVA O.V. THE STRUCTURE OF HONESTY-HUMILITY FACTOR
Full text in Russian: Егорова М.С., Паршикова О.В. Исследование структуры фактора Честность, Скромность из шестифакторного опросника личности HEXACO

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The model of the six-factor personality structure is based on the results of lexical studies and assumes a hierarchical structure of personality traits in which the general level is represented by six broad factors including Honesty-Humility, Emotionality, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Consciousness and Openness to Experience. The HEXACO name was derived as an abbreviation formed from the initial letter of the names of the broad factors. We analyzed the psychometric features and the structure of Honesty-Humility. The sample of the study included 571 respondents (age 16–84 years, 58,5% – women). The sample that participated in the study of convergent validity included 1268 people (age 16–79 years, 65,4% – women). Respondents answered to the items of the HEXACO PI-R, adapted for the Russian population by the authors of the study. The results demonstrated a satisfactory level of consistency (α = 0,82); sex differences (women scores were slightly higher: for the total scale d = 0,24), and the increase of Honesty-Humility with age. Relationships of Honesty-Humility with the Dark triad traits (Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy), confirms its convergent validity. When carrying out the exploratory factor analysis (the method of principal components with subsequent orthogonal and oblique rotation) a simple structure is obtained that confirms the hypothetical structure of the factor Honesty-Humility. When carrying out a confirmatory factor analysis, the obtained results do not contradict to the notions of the hierarchical organization of the factor and the existence of four relatively independent facets in its structure, but the confirmatory factor analysis revealed a number of relationships between the points belonging to different facets and between two facets.

Keywords: personality assessment, HEXACO, Dark triad, broad traits, narrow traits, sex differences, age differences, convergent validity, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, factorial structure

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 17-06-00436.


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Received 16 October 2017. Date of publication: 30 December 2017.

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Egorova Marina S. Ph.D., Professor, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Education; Head, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Parshikova Oxana V. Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Egorova M.S., Parshikova O.V. The structure of Honesty-Humility factor. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 56, p. 12. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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