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The role of personality and self-esteem in predicting generalized prejudice


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Rebić, Manuela. (2014). The role of personality and self-esteem in predicting generalized prejudice. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Vukasović Hlupić, Tena].

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The aim of this study was to examine in which extent can self-esteem and personality explain generalized prejudice. We used The Rosenberg self-esteem scale, Big Five Inventory and Scale of generalized prejudice which was designed specially for this study. Generalized prejudice showed a statistically significant negative correlation with openness to experience (r = -.18; p = .001), while the correlations with other FFM personality factors and self-esteem were not significant. With the aim of identifying the best combination of predictors for predicting generalized prejudice, a hierarchical regression analysis was used with self-esteem, FFM personality traits, gender, age and level of education as predictor variables and generalized prejudice as a criterion variable. Results showed that male gender, higher extraversion and lower openness to experience were significant predictors of generalized prejudice, explaning 15% of the variance.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: generalized prejudice, self-esteem, Five-factor model
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Vukasović Hlupić, Tena
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 06:51
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 06:51

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