Relationship of Values and Personality Traits in Malaysian College Students

Mustapha, Mazni and Hyland, Michael E. (2017) Relationship of Values and Personality Traits in Malaysian College Students. Sains Humanika, 9 (3-2). ISSN 2289-6996

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Abstract

The purpose of our study was to investigate the relationships between personality traits and value importance amongst students at tertiary level of education in Malaysia. Two thousands and ninety students from various government and semi-government's higher learning institutions participated in this study. The Schwartz’s Short Value Scale (adapted version by Lindeman & Verkasaloo, 2005) was used as a measurement tool for value importance. All of 10 universal values i.e. Power, Hedonism, Self-direction, Stimulation, Achievement, Benevolence, Universalism, Tradition, Conformity, and Security as proposed by Schwartz (1992), were rated on the extent to which they act as “guiding principle of life”. Two underlying structures of values were identified as Conservation and Self-Transcendence. Personality traits were based on the five factor model of personality, i.e. Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism, measured through The Big Five Inventory by John, Donahue, and Kentle (1991). Results showed that Agreeableness and Conscientiousness were positively correlated with both Conservation and Self-Transcendence values. Whilst, Openness showed negative relationships with both types of values, and Neuroticism correlated negatively with Self-Transcendence values.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article available open access through the publisher link
Keywords: Value importance, values, Schwartz Value Theory, personality traits, big five personality
Depositing User: Ms Kerry Kellaway
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2019 13:53
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 13:53
URI: http://marjon.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17439
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