Reproducibility material for 'Problems with the Big Five assessment in the World Values Survey'
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Problems with the Big Five assessment in the World Values Survey

Description and Data Sources

Reproducibility material for 'Problems with the Big Five assessment in the World Values Survey', Personality and Individual Differences.

The analysis folder contains all files required to reproduce the figures and information provided in the manuscript. The 00-preprocessing.R cannot be used without the file WV6_Stata_v_2016_01_01.dta which is publicly available at


  • Steven Ludeke, Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark,
  • Erik Gahner Larsen, Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark,

Repository content

  • 01-preprocessing.R = R script used to create WV6.csv
  • 02-analysis.R = R script to conduct all recodings and figures
  • WV6.csv = Relevant variables from the World Values Survey Wave 6
  • sessionInfo.txt = Output from sessionInfo()`` inR`
  • appendix.Rmd = R markdown file used to create appendix.pdf
  • appendix.pdf = Appendix
  • figure1.png = Figure 1
  • figure2.png = Figure 2

Data: WV6.csv

Variables in file:

  • V2 = Unique country identifier
  • V160J = Openness, has an active imagination
  • V160E = Openness, has few artistic interests
  • V160H = Conscientiousness, does a thorough job
  • V160C = Conscientiousness, tends to be lazy
  • V160F = Extraversion, is outgoing, sociable
  • V160A = Extraversion, is reserved
  • V160B = Agreeableness, is generally trusting
  • V160G = Agreeableness, tends to find fault with others
  • V160D = Emotional stability, is relaxed, handles stress well
  • V160I = Emotional stability, gets nervous easily
  • V240 = Gender
  • V242 = Age

Session info

The analyses were made with RStudio (Version 1.0.136) with the following R session:

## R version 3.3.1 (2016-06-21)
## Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0 (64-bit)
## Running under: OS X 10.12.3 (Sierra)

## locale:
## [1] da_DK.UTF-8/da_DK.UTF-8/da_DK.UTF-8/C/da_DK.UTF-8/da_DK.UTF-8

## attached base packages:
## [1] grid      stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

## other attached packages:
## [1] rio_0.4.12      stargazer_5.2   tidyr_0.6.0     gridExtra_2.2.1 reshape2_1.4.1  ggplot2_2.1.0  

## loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
##  [1] Rcpp_0.12.7      cellranger_1.1.0 plyr_1.8.4       tools_3.3.1      digest_0.6.10    jsonlite_1.0    
##  [7] tibble_1.2       gtable_0.2.0     openxlsx_3.0.0   csvy_0.1.3       DBI_0.5          curl_1.2        
## [13] yaml_2.1.13      haven_0.2.1      dplyr_0.5.0      stringr_1.1.0    xml2_1.0.0       readODS_1.6.2   
## [19] triebeard_0.3.0  data.table_1.9.6 R6_2.1.3         readxl_0.1.1     foreign_0.8-66   readr_1.0.0     
## [25] magrittr_1.5     scales_0.4.0     urltools_1.5.1   assertthat_0.1   colorspace_1.2-6 labeling_0.3    
## [31] stringi_1.1.1    lazyeval_0.2.0   munsell_0.4.3    chron_2.3-47