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Consciëntieusheid als bestrijder van stressreacties

Duddeck, L. (2015) Consciëntieusheid als bestrijder van stressreacties.

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Abstract:Trials showing that every individual reacts differently on stressful situations. This reaction seems especially be influenced by the personality and shows effects on stress reaction in dimensions of physiology and ones own perception. The present study focuses on the personality factor conscientious since literature shows that it leads to a reduced form of stress reaction. To evoke a situation of social stress there is an overworked version of the Sing-a-Song Stress Test (SSST) used. Therefore the testee should sing a song in front of the unkown head of the trial and a supposed second testee who is a confederate. Based on the NEO-FFI questionnaire the personality factors of the testee are defined to link them to the results of the SSST and the self reported stress. The stress reaction is measured in form of slope in total average amplitude of skin-coninductance and the average heartrate as well as self reported stress. The slopes were significant, which confirms the effectiveness of the SSST paradigm. In contrast the personality factor conscientious separated into low, moderate and high occurrence connected to the total average amplitude of skin conductance, the average heart rate plus the self reported stress show no significant differences in respective slopes between the baselinephase and anticipationphase. That means that even if there is a high intensive stress situation excited there is no association between the level of conscientious, the average total amplitude of skin conductance as well as the average heart rate plus self reported stress. These results are in conflict with previous trials, which prove the effects on conscientious. The differences in results could arise from use of various paradigms and directionality on long-term stress than acute stress.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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