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The Characteristics of Chinese People’s Honesty-Humility Personality and Its Implicit and Explicit Relationships
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Pages: 1162-1169
Year: Issue:  5
Journal: Psychological Science

Keyword:  honestyhumilitycharacteristiccultureimplicit;
Abstract: Compared with the Big Five personality model, honesty-humility is a new important dimension of HEXACO personality model. This research analyzed the basic characteristics and predictive function of honesty-humility personality. And this research also purposed to discuss the relationships between implicit and explicit honesty personality and humility personality.In Experiment 1, we developed the questionnaire of Chinese Honesty and Humility Personality(CHHP). The questionnaire showed good reliability and validity. Based on the subjunctive vocabulary, we found that the honesty personality was structured by four dimensions and they were frank, deception-avoidance, cunning-avoidance, and hypocrisy-avoidance. The humility personality was also structured by four dimensions and they were modesty, pompous-avoidance, arrogant-avoidance, and vanity-avoidance. In Experiment 2, we analyzed the Chinese people’s characteristics of honesty-humility personality on the demographic variables. We had the following conclusions:(1) The level of girls was higher than boys’ in honesty-humility personality.(2) The students who were not the only child in their families got higher scores in humility personality than those who were the only child.(3) The college students from rural areas got higher scores in honesty personality than the students from urban areas. We found a predictive function of honesty-humility personality by regression analysis. The result showed that:(1) Honesty personality explained 13.7% variation of emotional intelligence. Honesty personality positively predicted emotional intelligence(p <.001).(2) Honesty personality explained 4.7% variation of positive coping styles and 5.7% variation of negative coping styles. Honesty personality positively predicted positive coping styles(p <.01) and negatively predict negative coping styles(p <.01).(3) Honesty-humility personality could be combined to explain 10.6% variation of the motivation of pursuing success. Honesty personality positively predicted the motivation of pursuing success(p <.001). Humility personality negatively predicted the motivation of pursuing success(p <.001).In Experiment 3, the questionnaire of Chinese Honesty and Humility Personality(CHHP) and Implicit Associate Tests(IAT) were used to differentiate the participants’ explicit and implicit level of honesty personality and humility personality. We found that there were an implicit effect of honesty personality and humility personality. The structural equation model proved that implicit honesty personality and explicit honesty personality were independent with each other, so was humility personality.Results from the three experiments suggest that the Chinese people’s honesty-humility personality can be composed of a structural equation model, which includes 8 factors in the first-order and 2 factors in the second-order. Moreover, the honesty personality effectively predicted emotional intelligence, coping styles, and the motivation of pursuing success. Humility personality effectively predicted the motivation of pursuing success. At the same time, the result also provides the implicit effect of honesty personality and humility personality. At last, we should pay attention to the separation of implicit honesty personality and humility personality.
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