This is an interesting article examining the relationship between personality traits and “well-being” from a cross-cultural perspective, by examining subjects from two different geographical areas who as evidence suggests have different personality traits. The authors conclude “…different personality traits can have different influences on well-being in different cultures. However, with the exception of Openness among Iranians, these associations seem to not depend on whether specific personality traits are salient in the culture.”.
This question is regarding the instruments being used in this cross-cultural research. Reliability data has been presented in Cronbach’s alpha, however no validation data of the translated versions are presented. For example, are we sure that the Iranian version of the positive/negative affects was measuring what it is supposed to measure in this cross-cultural context?