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Personality as Determinant of Domain Specific Risk Attitude and Behaviour

Küpper, A. (2016) Personality as Determinant of Domain Specific Risk Attitude and Behaviour.

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Abstract:Literature about risk research deals with the questions if and why people with distinct types of personalities differ in their extend of risk behaviour and which perception and expectations are connected to the situations of risk. In the current study, the concepts of risk taking, risk perception and expected benefits in the health/safety domain from the DOSPERT scale and personality of the honesty/humility type from the HEXACO-PI-R were investigated with an online survey. The answers of 106 participants supported significant correlations between personality of the honesty/humility type and the variables of risk taking, risk perception and expected benefits. Against expectations, risk attitude was not significantly correlated to that personality type. Concluding, personality of the honesty/humility type is a determinant of domain specific risk behaviour, but not of risk attitude. Further relations between risk taking, risk perception and expected benefits confirmed findings out of referred literature. Additional analyses demonstrated more supporting results to previous research about gender and the above named risk variables, except risk attitude.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69824
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