Personality expression in Chinese language use

Lin, Qiu, Lu, Jiahui, Ramsay, Jonathan, Yang, Shanshan, Qu, Weina, and Zhu, Tingshao (2017) Personality expression in Chinese language use. International Journal of Psychology, 52 (6). pp. 463-472.

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Abstract

To date, little research has investigated personality expressions in languages other than English. Given that the Chinese language has the largest number of native speakers in the world, it is vitally important to examine the associations between personality and Chinese language use. In this research, we analysed Chinese microblogs and identified word categories and factorial structures associated with personality traits.We also compared our results with previous findings in English and showed that linguistic expression of personality has both universal- and language-specific aspects. Expression of personality via content words is more likely to be consistent across languages than expression via function words. This makes an important step towards uncovering universal patterns of personality expression in language.

Item ID: 53752
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1464-066X
Keywords: personality, chinese, linguistic analysis, social media, microblog, language use
Funders: Singapore Ministry of Education (SME)
Projects and Grants: SME AcRF Tier 1 Grant RGT 37/13
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 03:47
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200311 Chinese Languages @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8904 Media Services > 890403 Internet Broadcasting @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 50%
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