Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Church, A. Timothy

  • A. Timothy ChurchEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_400-1

Early Life and Educational Background

Austin Timothy Church was born on November 1, 1948, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. In 1970, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. In 1976, he completed a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1985, he completed his Ph.D. in counseling psychology and psychometrics at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Auke Tellegen. For his doctoral dissertation, he investigated indigenous conceptions, structure, and assessment of healthy personality in the Philippines.

Professional Career

From 1982-1984, while conducting research in the Philippines for his dissertation, A. Timothy Church was a visiting professor in the Department of Counseling and Guidance at De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. In 1985, he began a 30-year career in the APA-accredited counseling psychology...

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Selected Bibliography

  1. Church, A. T. (1982). Sojourner adjustment. Psychological Bulletin, 91, 540–572.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Church, A. T. (1987). Personality research in a non-Western culture: The Philippines. Psychological Bulletin, 102, 272–292.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Church, A. T., & Burke, P. J. (1994). Exploratory and confirmatory tests of the Big Five and Tellegen’s three- and four-dimensional models. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 93–114.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Church, A. T., Reyes, J. A. S., Katigbak, M. S., & Grimm, S. D. (1997). Filipino personality structure and the Big Five model: A lexical approach. Journal of Personality, 65, 477–528.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Church, A. T. (2000). Culture and personality: Toward an integrated cultural trait psychology. Journal of Personality, 68, 651–703.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Katigbak, M. S., Church, A. T., Guanzon-Lapeña, M. A., Carlota, A. J., & del Pilar, G. (2002). Are indigenous dimensions culture-specific? Philippine inventories and the five-factor model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 89–101.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Church, A. T., Ortiz, F. A., Katigbak, M. S., Avdeyeva, T., Emerson, A. M., Vargas, J. J. F., & Ibanez, J. R. (2003). Measuring individual and cultural differences in implicit trait theories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 332–347.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Church, A. T. (2008). Current controversies in the study of personality across cultures. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 1930–1951.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Church, A. T., Anderson-Harumi, C. A., del Prado, A. M., Curtis, G., Tanaka-Matsumi, J., Valdez-Medina, J. L., Mastor, K. A., White, F. A., Miramontes, L. A., & Katigbak, M. S. (2008). Culture, cross-role consistency, and adjustment: Testing trait and cultural psychology perspectives. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 739–755.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Church, A. T. (2010). Current perspectives in the study of personality across cultures. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 5, 441–449.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Church, A. T., Alvarez, J. M., Mai, N. T. Q., French, B. F., Katigbak, M. S., & Ortiz, F. A. (2011). Are cross-cultural comparisons of personality profiles meaningful? Differential item and facet functioning in the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1068–1089.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Ching, C. M., Church, A. T., Katigbak, M. S., Reyes, J. A. S., Tanaka-Matsumi, J., Takaoka, S., Zhang, H., Shen, J., Mazuera Arias, R., Rincon, B. C., & Ortiz, F. A. (2014). The manifestation of traits in everyday behavior and affect: A five-culture study. Journal of Research in Personality, 48, 1–16.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Church, A. T., Katigbak, M. S., Mazuera-Arias, R., Rincon, B. C., Vargas-Flores, J., Ibanez-Reyes, J., Wang, L., Alvarez, J. M., Wang, C., & Ortiz, F. A. (2014). A four-culture study of self-enhancement and adjustment using the social relations model: Do alternative conceptualizations and indices make a difference. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106, 997–1014.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Church, A. T. (2015). Personality traits across cultures. Current Opinion in Psychology, 8, 22–30.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Church, A. T. (Ed.) (2017). The Praeger handbook of personality across cultures (3 volumes). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO/Praeger.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Alicia Limke-McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Central OklahomaEdmondUSA