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The CPAI-2 as a culturally relevant personality measure in differentiating among academic major groups
Ng,Alexander1; Fan,Weiqiao2; Cheung,Fanny M.1; Leong,Frederick T.L.3; Cheung,Shu Fai4
2012-04-16
Source PublicationJournal of Career Assessment
ISSN10690727
Volume20Issue:2Pages:196-207
Abstract

We examined whether the Cross-Cultural (Chinese) Personality Assessment Inventory-2 (CPAI-2), developed by the combined emic-etic approach, could provide useful information for us to understand the relations between personality and the key academic major groups in the Chinese context. Participants in this study included 989 university students from 9 universities in Hong Kong. Discriminant analysis showed that the personality traits measured by the CPAI-2 could significantly differentiate among six academic major groups, confirming the utility of personality variables as predictors of career-relevant choice in non-Western cultures. Among the 28 CPAI-2 personality scales, 7 significantly differentiated the 6 major groups in our multivariate analysis of variance. Two of these scales reflect universal intellectual styles while the other five were relational in natural. Among these five relationship-oriented scales, Extraversion versus Introversion and Leadership correspond to similar etic constructs in Western measures while the other three (i.e., Renqing, Social Sensitivity, and Face) are emic constructs. The information provided by these emic constructs can assist career counselors to be more sensitive to the cultural context of career choice of Chinese young people. 

KeywordAcademic Major Combined Emic-etic Approach Cpai-2
DOI10.1177/1069072711420857
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Applied
WOS IDWOS:000302564200006
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Corresponding AuthorNg,Alexander
Affiliation1.Department of PsychologyThe Chinese University of Hong Kong,China
2.Department of PsychologyShanghai Normal University,China
3.Department of PsychologyMichigan State University,United States
4.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Macau,China
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Ng,Alexander,Fan,Weiqiao,Cheung,Fanny M.,et al. The CPAI-2 as a culturally relevant personality measure in differentiating among academic major groups[J]. Journal of Career Assessment,2012,20(2):196-207.
APA Ng,Alexander,Fan,Weiqiao,Cheung,Fanny M.,Leong,Frederick T.L.,&Cheung,Shu Fai.(2012).The CPAI-2 as a culturally relevant personality measure in differentiating among academic major groups.Journal of Career Assessment,20(2),196-207.
MLA Ng,Alexander,et al."The CPAI-2 as a culturally relevant personality measure in differentiating among academic major groups".Journal of Career Assessment 20.2(2012):196-207.
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