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Exploring the relationship between the Five-Factor Model of personality, social factors and self-reported delinquency

Exploring the relationship between the Five-Factor Model of personality, social factors and self-reported delinquency

Jolliffe, Darrick ORCID: 0000-0003-4590-6343 (2013) Exploring the relationship between the Five-Factor Model of personality, social factors and self-reported delinquency. Personality and Individual Differences, 55 (1). pp. 47-52. ISSN 0191-8869 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.01.014)

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Abstract

The ‘Big Five’ is one of the predominant models of personality structure but relatively little research has focussed on how the five factors might be related to self reported offending separately for males and females. This is problematic for understanding the relationship between personality and offending as females and males typically have different personality profiles and differ considerably in self-reported offending. In this research 720 adolescents (376 males and 344 females) completed a Big Five personality measure along with measures of self-reported offending, socioeconomic status and family structure. The results suggested that low agreeableness and low conscientiousness were independently related to the prevalence of self-reported offending for males and that low agreeableness was independently related to frequent male offending. Low conscientiousness was independently related to female offending, but so too were interactions between disrupted family and extraversion and disrupted family and openness. The interaction between extraversion and a disrupted family was also independently related to frequent female offending. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Available online 6 March 2013.
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality, Big Five, self-reported offending, gender
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
K Law > K Law (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10002

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