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The relationship between extraversion and ability

Roberts, Maxwell J (2002) 'The relationship between extraversion and ability.' Personality and Individual Differences, 32 (3). pp. 517-522. ISSN 0191-8869

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Abstract

Stough, Brebner, Nettlebeck, Cooper, Bates, and Mangan (1996) [Stough, C., Brebner, J., Nettlebeck, T., Cooper, C. J., Bates, T., & Mangan, G. L. (1996). The relationship between intelligence, personality and inspection time. British Journal of Psychology, 87, 255-268] reported a quadratic relationship between extraversion level and scores at various intelligence tests: moderate scorers on an extraversion scale (Ambiverts) obtained the highest test scores. This paper reports an unsuccessful attempt to generalise these findings to verbal and spatial ability tests on a sample of 209 university students. It is suggested that the link between extraversion level and ability/intelligence test score is likely to be fragile and inconsistent at best. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: arousal; intelligence; extraversion; personality; spatial ability; verbal ability
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 15:22
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:35
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13041

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