Essay On Eysenck's Five Factor Model

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This essay discusses Eysenck’s (1944) Trait Theory of Personality. The essay then moves to describe the contributions made to the more recent and more popular personality measurement known as The Big Five (Costa & McCrae, 1992). The Five Factor model is then evaluated, while giving credit to the previous research used to develop the Big Five. The uses of the Big Five is also explained while focusing on its use in the workplace setting and career choice. The essay ends with a discussion about the future direction of the Five Factor Model and how it can further be developed and expanded to better understand and predict future personality.
Eysenck (1944) was one of the first people to come up with a measure for personality. Eysenck (1944) measured
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This have been found to have a correlation with intelligence, and intelligence has been shown to be inherited through genes. Saucier and Goldberg (1998) stated that the five factors provided by Costa and McCrae (1992) are not detailed enough to accurately measure personality. This is because it does not include factors such as attitudes of the individual and appearance of the individual into the final calculation. Saucier and Goldberg (1998) explained that measuring personality is an effort to predict future behaviour and to find out why the specific personality exists within the individual. Saucier and Goldberg (1998) concludes that the Big Five does not meet those …show more content…
Saucier and Goldberg (1998) provided criticism and suggestions for improving the Five Factor Model with indication that the Five Factor Model can examine not only personality, but how personality came to be. The essay also has critically evaluated the Big Five and has found that while it is a useful tool for career choice and the work place, its uses are limited (Saucier & Goldberg, 1998). Lastly, the Five Factor Model is a good foundation for personality measurement as it can be applied to a diverse range of individuals across different cultures around the

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