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On "fitting in": the effects of social context and gender on big 5 trait expression.

On "fitting in": the effects of social context and gender on big 5 trait expression.

Robinson, Oliver (2009) On "fitting in": the effects of social context and gender on big 5 trait expression. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2009, 1-3 April 2009, Brighton, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

[This is a summary of an Oral Presentation]
The study explored the expression of Big 5 personality
traits in three different social contexts (with parents
friends and work colleagues) to test the prediction that
personality is socially variable due to the motivation to
‘fit in’. The questionnaire-based method produced
results that support this hypothesis; all Big 5 traits were
significantly variable across contexts with
Conscientiousness the least variable and Extraversion possessiveness. The results indicated that females
reported being more distressed than males and older
respondents reported being less distressed then younger
respondents. The findings from this study contribute to
the literature on online infidelity in terms of
understanding differences in the way it is perceived.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Speech)
Additional Information: This is a summary of an Oral Presentation given at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2009, held 1-3 April 2009, in Brighton, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality traits, social contexts, gender
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 14:55
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1634

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