The well-being benefits of person-culture match are contingent on basic personality traits

Gebauer, Jochen E. ; Eck, Jennifer ; Entringer, Theresa M. ; Bleidorn, Wiebke ; Rentfrow, Peter J. ; Potter, Jeff ; Gosling, Samuel D.

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URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-586835
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2020
The title of a journal, publication series: Psychological Science
Volume: 31
Issue number: 10
Page range: 1283-1293
Place of publication: London ; Thousand Oaks, CA
Publishing house: Sage Publications
ISSN: 0956-7976 , 1467-9280
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Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Pre-existing license: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: People enjoy well-being benefits if their personal characteristics match those of their culture. This person-culture match effect is integral to many psychological theories and—as a driver of migration—carries much societal relevance. But do people differ in the degree to which person-culture match confers well-being benefits? In the first-ever empirical test of that question, we examined whether the person-culture match effect is moderated by basic personality traits—the Big Two and Big Five. We relied on self-reports from 2,672,820 people across 102 countries and informant reports from 850,877 people across 61 countries. Communion, agreeableness, and neuroticism exacerbated the person-culture match effect, whereas agency, openness, extraversion, and conscientiousness diminished it. People who possessed low levels of communion coupled with high levels of agency evidenced no well-being benefits from person-culture match, and people who possessed low levels of agreeableness and neuroticism coupled with high levels of openness, extraversion, and conscientiousness even evidenced well-being costs. Those results have implications for theories building on the person-culture match effect, illuminate the mechanisms driving that effect, and help explain failures to replicate it.

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