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Similarities and differences in personality traits of young protestants and catholics


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Vratarić Skobe, Ivona. (2016). Similarities and differences in personality traits of young protestants and catholics. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Vukasović Hlupić, Tena].

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Research on personality and religiousness covariations are not that common, especially those that investigate differences between specific religious groups. However, interest in this topic has increased during the last half - century. For traits such as agreeableness and conscientiousness research consistently show positive correlation to religiousness, but for extraversion, neuroticism and openess to experience, results are less consistent. The aim of this study was to investigate similarities and differences in Five Factor Model personality traits between young protestants and catholics in the Republic of Croatia. Research was conducted on a sample of 61 young catholics and 59 young protestants (age 18-30) in Zagreb. Data were collected by paper-pencil method and participants completed a few different questionnaires (BFI, Short religiosity scale, Intrinsic/extrinsic religiosity scale, General data questionnaire). Results showed that there is statistically significant difference in personality traits between catholics and protestants only on dimension of conscientousness, in the direction of higher results by protestants. On Short religiosity scale and Intrinsic/extrinsic religiosity scale, there are no statistically significant differences between two groups. There is a statistically significant negative correlation between intrinsic religious orientation and neuroticism and extrinsic and intrinsic religious orientation, but no significant correlation between extrinsic religious orientation and neuroticism.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality, Five Factor Model, protestants, catholics, religious orientation
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Vukasović Hlupić, Tena
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 15:01
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2017 15:01

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