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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(2); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030201.

A Qualitative Analysis of Personality Traits of Natural Scientists in China


Zhen Chen1,*, Guandong Song1

Corresponding Author:
Zhen Chen

School of Humanity and Law, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China 110169


According to the results of word frequency analysis, semantic analysis, and high word frequency statistical analysis of 396 documents including interviews, news and autobiography of 133 Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering members selected in 2015, it can be found that There are 16 factors in the order of the personality traits of natural scientists in China in order of high word frequency. They are cooperation, good innovation, strong scientific research interest, keen intuition, rigor, curiosity, attention to ability improvement, perseverance, broad knowledge background, and high work efficiency, perfectionism, humility, excellent early performance, willingness to study, able to endure hardship, good at learning, etc. Among them, the word frequency of the first four factors such as cooperation accounted for 21.21%, 15.21%, 8.68%, and 8.63% of the total word frequency, respectively, reaching a total of 53.73%. The case study results of 8 natural scientist samples show that the case study and literature research trait types tend to have the same word frequency percentage, of which the first three trait types and permutations are completely consistent with the literature research. This research result has very important theoretical and practical significance for the construction and management of China’s scientific research team.


Natural Scientist; Personality Traits; Qualitative Research

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Zhen Chen, Guandong Song. A Qualitative Analysis of Personality Traits of Natural Scientists in China. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 2: 1-20. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030201.


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