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Correlation between personality traits and rejection sensitivity


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Kosović, Mia. (2015). Correlation between personality traits and rejection sensitivity. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Bratko, Denis].

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The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of rejection sensitivity and personality factors within the Five factor model. Rejection sensitivity (Downey and Feldman, 1996) represents a way of thinking characterized by anxious expectations of interpersonal rejection, with many meta - analysis' reporting significant correlations between personality factors and important interpersonal outcomes. The study was conducted on 313 students, aging from 18 to 28. The measures used were IPIP100 and Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire (RSQ), which was translated to Croatian for purposes of this study. . Also, we conducted a principal components analysis on RSQ items, which confirmed earlier findings regarding its simple, one - factor structure. The collected data was used to calculate the correlation between personality factors and rejection sensitivity, and later in a hierarchical regression analysis for determining the value of personality factors in predicting rejection sensitivity. Congruent with our expectations, there were significant negative correlations between extraversion, emotional stability and intellect with rejection sensitivity; regression analysis confirmed the importance of extraversion and emotional stability in predicting rejection sensitivity by explaining 29,5% of its variance.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality, Five factor model, rejection sensitivity
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Bratko, Denis
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2016 11:10
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 11:10

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