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Agency and communion within the extraversion: Do the facets have different underlying constructs?


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Trbuščić, Linda. (2010). Agency and communion within the extraversion: Do the facets have different underlying constructs?. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Galić, Zvonimir].

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The content of self-presentation styles involves two primary human values: agency (tendency to value social status and power) and communion (tendency to value close interpersonal relationships) (Paulhus i John, 1998). According to the results of some studies, the broad dimension of extraversion is associated with agency. The purpose of this study was to examine if this trend is followed by all its facets. There are the assumptions of possible division of facets of extraversion into those associated with agency and those associated with communion, and the aim of this study was to examine whether they are correct or not. Also, another aim of this study was to examine the effect of faking warning on the participants' honesty. Participants (N=433) completed the personality questionnaire that measured dimension of extraversion and its facets under anonymous conditions. Afterwards, participants completed the same questionnaire under distortion instructions. Half of the participants had the instructions that promoted agency, and the other half had the ones that promoted communion. Also, the participants differed according to whether they were presented with faking warning or not. Half of them received the faking warning, and the other half did not. Results of analysis of variance confirmed the assumption of Depue and Collins that facets of extraversion can be divided into those associated with communion and those associated with agency. Faking warning had significant effect on the results on the broad dimension of extraversion and on the excitement-seeking facet. Possible reasons for these results can be found in the limitations of our study.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: extraversion, facets, agency, communion, faking warning
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Psihologija rada i ergonomija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Galić, Zvonimir
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 15:06
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:20

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