Journal Review 4.docx - Allik J Realo A Schmitt D P Voracek M(2008 Why cant a man be more like a woman Sex differences in big five personality traits

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Allik, J., Realo, A., Schmitt, D. P., & Voracek, M. (2008). Why can’t a man be more like a woman? Sex differences in big five personality traits across 55 cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 168-192. Sex Differences in Personality There has been some debate about personality differences between men and women amongst researchers. For those who do believe there is a significant difference in personality between sexes, they may wonder how those difference develop and why they continue to grow. The two goals of this study were to replicate personality differences discovered in other studies and explain why the sex differences continue to grow in some cultures. This was a cross-cultural study which consisted of a large sample drawn from studies conducted across 55 nations. The participants were given personality questionnaires which measured their ratings of the Big Five Personality Traits. Each study contributed data about the
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