Dimensions of neuroticism : relationships with gender and personality traits

Heaven, Patrick C. L. & Shochet, Ian M. (1995) Dimensions of neuroticism : relationships with gender and personality traits. Personality and Individual Difference, 18(1), pp. 33-37.

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Reports results of 2 studies into sex-related neuroticism. Measures included sex-free and sex-related neuroticism scales (L. Francis, see record 1994-00056-001), the Psychoticism, Extraversion, and Lie scales of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ), and the Beck Depression Inventory. In Study 1 with 69 male and 75 female undergraduates, no support for the validity of sex-free and sex-related measures of neuroticism was found. Although scores on both neuroticism measures were significantly related to depression scores, sex-free neuroticism was also associated with extraversion, psychoticism, and social desirability but only among males. Women tended to have significantly higher neuroticism scores than did men. In Study 2 involving 56 male and 129 female undergraduates, no significant differences in total scale scores were observed between the sexes when a natural language measure of neuroticism was used.

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ID Code: 49540
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Human Sex Differences, Adulthood, Neuroticism
ISSN: 1873-3549
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 23 May 2012 23:47
Last Modified: 23 May 2012 23:47

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