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Advances in Psychological Science    2014, Vol. 22 Issue (1) : 38-47     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00038
Research Methods |
Observer-rating: An Efficient Method in Assessing People’s Personality
ZHANG Denghao;TENG Fei;PAN Xue
(1 Department of Psychology, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China) (2 Department of Psychology, Hongkong University, Hongkong, China)
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Abstract  

Observer-rating is efficient in assessing people’s personality, and even more efficient than self-rating in certain circumstances. Based on realistic accuracy model (RAM) and weighted-average model (WAM), the focal observation summarized factors that might influence the accuracy of observer’s rating such as familiarity, quality of relationship with the target, the visibility of a trait, and assumed similarity. Moreover, we suggested several ways that might help in solving the problems of the current investigations. For instance, sampling in a wide range, enhancing the ecological validity in different circumstances and adopting multiple strategies to assess personality should be considered in future research.

Keywords observer-rating      personality assessment      realistic accuracy model      assumed similarity     
Corresponding Authors: ZHANG Denghao   
Issue Date: 15 January 2014
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ZHANG Denghao,TENG Fei,PAN Xue. Observer-rating: An Efficient Method in Assessing People’s Personality[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2014, 22(1): 38-47.
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