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  PsycARTICLES | Sample Article
As a set, the Big Five traits had a multiple correlation of.41 with job satisfaction, indicating support for the validity of the dispositional source of job satisfaction when traits are organized according to the 5-factor model.
Personality measures were classified according to the coding procedure developed and used by Barrick and Mount (1991).
Across the five traits, only 16.1% of the variability in the correlations was explained by sampling error and other statistical artifacts (26.5% of the variability was explained using the alternative weighting procedure described later).
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Personality   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The dangerous personality characteristic is hostility and anger.
The most common instrument of diagnosing Type A personality is the Jenkins activity survey, first published in 1979 and based on research going back to the 1940's.
Type B personality is a term used to describe people who tend to be relaxed, uncompetitive, and inclined to self-analysis.
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 sociology - Big five personality traits
In psychology, the big five personality traits are an approach to personality theory.
It uses major clusters of personality traits identified by Paul Costa and Robert McCrae in 1987.
Later psychologists added other personality traits they believed just as important, believing that they were excluded only because of their lack of synonyms within the English language.
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 Measuring the Big Five Personality Factors
The Big Five are five broad factors (dimensions) of personality traits.
The Big Five structure were derived from statistical analyses of which traits tend to co-occur in the population, but the underlying correlations are probabilistic and thus exceptions are possible.
The term "Big Five" was coined by Lew Goldberg and was originally associated with studies of personality traits used in natural language.
www.uoregon.edu /~sanjay/bigfive.html   (2077 words)

 SparkNotes: Personality Traits: Cattell, Eysenck, and the Big Five
Although they differed in their conclusions, they approached the problem of how to describe personality in a very similar way: by asking people to indicate the extent to which they and others could be described with each of a large number of words.
Extroversion- introversion refers to a person's tendency to seek stimulation and novelty: a person who is highly extroverted is more likely to take risks, to have many friends, and to be outgoing than someone who is highly introverted.
Personality assessments based on the Big Five tend to be relatively stable over time, but they are relatively poor predictors of any specific behavior.
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 AEJMC Archives -- September 2003, week 4 (#75)
In this study, the Big Five personality traits were used to measure individuals' perceived personality traits (stereotypes) of ethnic groups.
While the literature addresses individuals' personality traits, little has been done to determine the personality traits of stereotypes of ethnic groups and how these stereotypes are affected through media use.
Personal stereotypes Television Viewing Heavy television viewing (Table 1) appears to have a negative impact on the stereotypes of Native Americans and a positive impact on the stereotypes of Caucasians.
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 Predicting academic success: general intelligence, "Big Five" personality traits, and work drive. - College Student ...
General intelligence, Big Five personality traits, and the construct Work Drive were studied in relation to two measures of collegiate academic performance: a single course grade received by undergraduate students in an introductory psychology course, and self-reported GPA.
General intelligence and Work Drive were found to be significantly positively related to both course grade and GPA, while one Big Five trait (Emotional Stability) was related to course grade only.
Predictive validity of personal statements and the role of the five-factor model of personality in relation to medical training.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-126386901.html   (363 words)

 Big five personality traits | TutorGig.co.uk Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In psychology, the 'Big Five personality traits' denotes a certain approach to the theory of personality.
It had been proven that personality is not stable, but varies wildly with context, so that predicting behavior by personality test was impossible; social psychologists had demonstrated that character, or personality, is something humans impose on people in order to maintain an illusion of consistency in the world.
Correlations have been found between these factors and the Big Five, such as the well known inverse relationship between political conservatism and Openness, although variation in these traits is not entirely explained by the Five Factors themselves.
www.tutorgig.co.uk /ed/Big_five_personality_traits   (1939 words)

 The Big 5 Personality Factors
A remarkably strong consensus of what traits are basic has emerged over the last 20 years.
Five superordinate factors have emerged and are referred to as the Big Five or the 5-factor model.
These five factors are well supported by a wide variety of research.
www.wilderdom.com /personality/traits/PersonalityTraitsBig5.html   (131 words)

 Big Five Personality Tests
The Big Five Personality Tests stem back to 1993 when analysis of empirical data suggested that just five personality traits were needed to model personality.
The higher the Openness, the higher the IQ Psychologists have generally come to support the mBig Five Personality Model (it is not a theory- instead derived from empirica data).
The Holy Grail of Personality Testing- a perfect model or theory of Personality doesn't yet exist but we are slowly moving towards it.
personality-tests.eu /big-five-personality-tests.php   (288 words)

 Big Five Personality Traits Website, Results And Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This page deals with the five factor model, which is comprised of five personality dimensions openness to experience, conscientiousness, extra version, agreeableness, and neurotic ism.
The big five is a taxonomy of personality traits.
Journal of abnormal child psychology the impact of the big five personality.
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 SparkNotes: Personality: Biological Approaches
According to Eysenck, personality traits are hierarchical, with a few basic traits giving rise to a large array of more superficial traits.
Behavioral geneticists have shown, after doing studies in many different countries, that the heritability of personality traits is around.5, which means that 50 percent of the variation in personality traits in a group of people can be attributed to genetic differences among those people.
There is no or little correlation between the personality traits of adopted children and their adoptive parents.
www.sparknotes.com /psychology/psych101/personality/section5.rhtml   (588 words)

 Scales we have developed
Besser, A., and Shackelford, T. Mediation of the effects of the big five personality dimensions on negative mood and confirmed affective expectations by perceived situational stress: A quasi-field study of vacationers.
Personality correlates of four different types of nonresponse as inferred from self- and observer ratings.
Rammstedt, B., and John, O. Measuring personality in one minute or less: A 10-item short version of the Big Five Inventory in English and German.
homepage.psy.utexas.edu /homepage/faculty/gosling/scales_we.htm   (2723 words)

 Research Background and Frequently Asked Questions on the Big Five
Personality psychologists are interested in what differentiates one person from another and why we behave the way that we do.
These five dimensions were derived by asking thousands of people hundreds of questions and then analyzing the data with a statistical procedure known as factor analysis.
For the past several years, we have been using the Big Five to study personality in terms of how it changes over time (see research paper) and how it relates to other variables (such as self-esteem and music preferences; see research paper).
www.outofservice.com /bigfive/info   (1143 words)

 Available Tests - TestMaster, Inc.
Therefore, this personality information is important in understanding one's children as a parent and clinically referred children as a clinician.
The Big 5/45 is a 485-item personality assessment that provides scores on the Big Five personality traits (Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Emotional Stability, Extroversion and Intellect or Openness) and 9 facets within each, for a total of 50 scores.
Persons with elevated scores on this test are more prone to antisocial behaviors than those with lower scores.
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Each of these traits is like a dimension (i.e., you can be "high" or "low" on each), and--taken together--these 5 traits are supposed to allow for a fairly complete description of any given individual's personality.
These traits can describe most women and men adequately, but …major criticism of the big 5 is the fact that it is culturally limited.
d designed to facilitate a person's "projection" of his or her personality characteristics onto a series of ambiguous stimuli.
homepage.smc.edu /haley_hillary/psych_1_outline_personality.htm   (638 words)

 Great Ideas in Personality--Five-Factor Model
The five factors were derived from factor analyses of a large number of self- and peer reports on personality-relevant adjectives and questionnaire items.
Moreover, traits may be only a limited means of studying a "psychology of the stranger"--that is, they may include only the personality-relevant information that would be apparent about someone about whom one knew very little else--leaving uncovered other important constructs such as the narrative life-story (McAdams, 1992).
John, O. The "Big Five" factor taxonomy: Dimensions of personality in the natural language and in questionnaires.
www.personalityresearch.org /bigfive.html   (1214 words)

 UT Psychology Faculty: John Lounsbury
Lounsbury, J. W., Saudargas, R. A., & Gibson, L. An investigation of Big Five and narrow personality traits in relation to intention to withdraw from college.
Lounsbury, J.W., Loveland, J.L., Gibson, L.W. An investigation of Big Five personality traits in relation to psychological sense of community.
Key words: Personality measurement, Big Five personality assessment, personnel selection and test validation, adolescent personality, Internet testing, career development and assessment, and psychological sense of community.
psychology.utk.edu /people/lounsbury.html   (742 words)

 Internet Personality Inventory
Many of us have a good idea what it means to be extraverted or agreeable at an intuitive level, but we are interested in what form those descriptions take at the most basic level.
To that end, our test is composed of freely available items from the International Personality Item Pool, and the descriptions we use for each trait were borrowed and adapted from work done by John Johnson.
In addition to helping you find out your "Big 5" score, we are also interested in relating those broad personality traits to experimental measures of musical preference and cognitive ability.
test.personality-project.org   (269 words)

 Free Big Five Personality Test - iVillage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Take the FREE Big Five Personality Test and discover your strongest and weakest personality traits.
The "Big Five" theory of personality, pioneered in a popular 1963 study by psychologist Warren Norman, rates your personality based on five key traits that we all possess to some degree: extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability and intellect/openness.
Once you identify your dominant characteristics and understand what they say about you, you'll be able to use those traits to your advantage at home, in your relationships and in business.
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Your ability to understand the personalities of the people you work with and those of your customers or clients plays a big part in how quickly and effectively you can achieve the functions for which you are responsible.
Although different names are sometimes given to the five factors by different researchers (sometimes for academic reasons, sometimes for marketing ones!), N, E, O, A, and C always refer to the same personality dimensions, regardless of what the actual names are.
E refers to one's "Extraversion." A person high in E likes to be in the thick of the action, while a person low in E likes to be away from the noise and hubbub.
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 Assessment.com - Home to the MAPP Assessment and more
The Big Five Personality Test is based on the 'Big Five' theory of personality, pioneered in a popular 1963 study by psychologist Warren Norman.
Upon completion of the test, you will be given your most dominant and least dominant of the 'Big Five' categories.
Disclaimer: The information in the Big Five Personality Test (the Test) is published for the sole purpose of intellectual stimulation, education and general knowledge.
www.assessment.com /TestsIntro/Personality.asp?AccNum=06-5974-000.00   (195 words)

 The impact of the big five personality traits on reports of child behavior problems by different informants Journal of ...
The impact of the big five personality traits on reports of child behavior problems by different informants
In this study, the impact of personality factors of the informant on reports of child behavior problems was examined while controlling for situational differences.
The effects of informant personality factors, particularly maternal depression, on reports of child behavior problems have frequently been examined (cf.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0902/is_2_33/ai_n13563132   (875 words)

 Predicting academic success: general intelligence, "Big Five" personality traits, and work drive College ...
General intelligence, Big Five personality traits, and the construct Work Drive were studied in relation to two measures of collegiate academic performance: a single course grade received by undergraduate students in an introductory psychology course, and self-reported GPA.
Before turning to the specific objectives of the current investigation, the role of personality measures in research on academic performance will be considered.
These factors are often studied in relation to various outcomes, and research during the past decade has found several Big Five predictors of academic success: Agreeableness and Conscientiousness (Fritzche, McIntire, and Yost, 2002); Conscientiousness (Busato, Prins, Elshout, and Hamaker, 2000; Musgrave-Marquart, Bromley, and Dalley, 1997; Paunonen and Ashton, 2001) and Openness (Paunonen and Ashton, 2001).
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