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Dr. V.H. (Velichko) Fetvadjiev

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Social Psychology
Photographer: Sander Nieuwenhuys

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
Postal address
Contact details
  • Profile

    I conduct research in the broad areas of personality and cross-cultural psychology, addressing topics such as the structure, consistency, and predictive power of personality traits across cultures; the relationship of personality and values; the role of language in personality expression; and research methods. My main current research deals with an interdisciplinary approach to personality and values across languages and historical periods. This line of work aims to advance the understanding of historical changes in personality and values by leveraging insights from analyses of written texts.

  • Publications


    • Du, A. H., Karl, J. A., Fetvadjiev, V. H., Luczak-Roesch, M., Pirngruber, R., & Fischer, R. (2023). Tracing the evolution of personality cognition in early human civilisations: A computational analysis of the Gilgamesh epic. European Journal of Personality.
    • Mann, L., Doosje, E. J., & Fetvadjiev, V. H. (2023). Het Zelf. In Cross Culturele Psychologie (pp. 102-113). (Psy Reeks). Acco.



    • Fetvadjiev, V. H., Neha, T., van de Vijver, F. J. R., McManus, M., & Meiring, D. (2021). The Cross-Cultural Relevance of Indigenous Measures: The South African Personality Inventory (SAPI), Family Orientation, and Well-Being in New Zealand. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 52(1), 3–21. [details]
    • Hill, C., Nel, J. A., de Beer, L. T., Fetvadjiev, V. H., Stevens, L. I., & Bruwer, M. (2021). Assessing the Nomological Network of the South African Personality Inventory With Psychological Traits. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 727848. Advance online publication. [details]
    • Meiring, D., Nel, J. A., Fetvadjiev, V. H., & Hill, C. (2021). Development of the South African Personality Inventory: A cross-cultural design in a non-Western society: Lessons learned and generalizability to other parts of the world. In M. Bender, & B. G. Adams (Eds.), Methods and Assessment in Culture and Psychology (pp. 198–227). (Culture and Psychology). Cambridge University Press. [details]


    • Bethel, A., Ward, C., & Fetvadjiev, V. H. (2020). Cross-Cultural Transition and Psychological Adaptation of International Students: The Mediating Role of Host National Connectedness. Frontiers in Education, 5, Article 539950. [details]
    • Fischer, R., Karl, J. A., Luczak-Roesch, M., Fetvadjiev, V. H., & Grener, A. (2020). racing Personality Structure in Narratives: A Computational Bottom–Up Approach to Unpack Writers, Characters, and Personality in Historical Context. European Journal of Personality, 34(5), 917–943. [details]
    • Ko, A., Pick, C. M., Kwon, J. Y., Barlev, M., Krems, J. A., Varnum, M. E. W., Neel, R., Peysha, M., Boonyasiriwat, W., Brandstätter, E., Crispim, A. C., Cruz, J. E., David, D., David, O. A., de Felipe, R. P., Fetvadjiev, V. H., Fischer, R., Galdi, S., Galindo, O., ... Kenrick, D. T. (2020). Family Matters: Rethinking the Psychology of Human Social Motivation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 15(1), 173–201. [details]


    • Fetvadjiev, V. H., & He, J. (2019). The Longitudinal Links of Personality Traits, Values, and Well-Being and Self-Esteem: A Five-Wave Study of a Nationally Representative Sample. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117(2), 448-464.


    • He, J., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Fetvadjiev, V. H., de Carmen Dominguez Espinosa, A., Adams, B., Alonso-Arbiol, I., Aydinli-Karakulak, A., Buzea, C., Dimitrova, R., Fortin, A., Hapunda, G., Ma, S., Sargautyte, R., Sim, S., Schachner, M. K., Suryani, A., Zeinoun, P., & Zhang, R. (2017). On Enhancing the Cross-Cultural Comparability of Likert-Scale Personality and Value Measures: A Comparison of Common Procedures. European Journal of Personality, 31(6), 642-657.


    • Hill, C., French, L., Morton, N., Van De Vijver, F. J. R., Valchev, V. H., Adams, B. G., & De Bruin, G. P. (2013). The construct validation of the Relationship Harmony and Soft-Heartedness Scales of the South African Personality Inventory. South African Journal of Psychology, 43(2), 167-181.


    • van de Vijver, F. J. R., Leung, K., Fetvadjiev, V. H., He, J., & Fontaine, J. R. J. (Eds.) (2021). Methods and Data Analysis for Cross-Cultural Research. (2nd ed.) (Culture and Psychology). Cambridge University Press. [details]

    Prize / grant

    • Fetvadjiev, V. (2020). Early Career Award of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

    Membership / relevant position

    • Fetvadjiev, V. (2019-2024). Secretary of the World Association for Personality Psychology, World Association for Personality Psychology.

    Journal editor

    • Fetvadjiev, V. (member of editorial board) (2021-2023). European Journal of Personality (Journal).
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