General causality orientations are distinct from but related to dispositional traits

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Abstract

This study examines overlaps and distinctions between concepts of individual differences in the five-factor model and self-determination theory. Participants were 223 Danish adults (age M = 43.74; 60.09% women) originating in a national probability sample. Participants completed questionnaires of personality traits (NEO-FFI) and general causality orientations (GCOS). Distinct and overlapping latent models were tested using structural equation modeling, statistical re-sampling, and confirmatory factor analysis. Results indicate that all three causality orientations are distinct from but related to traits. From a perspective of integrative personality psychology, general causality orientations can be conceived of as characteristic adaptations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPersonality and Individual Differences
Vol/bind51
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)460-465
Antal sider6
ISSN0191-8869
DOI
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2011
Udgivet eksterntJa

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  • Socialt arbejde og sociale forhold

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