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On the road: Personality and values of sojourners

Vilar, R and Liu, JH and Coelho, GLH and Hanel, PHP and Araújo, RCR and Monteiro, RP and Gouveia, VV (2021) 'On the road: Personality and values of sojourners.' Current Psychology. ISSN 1046-1310

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Abstract

We investigated differences in personality traits (Big-5) and human values amongst four groups of Brazilian students staying at home or studying abroad. Two groups came from Brazilian universities: one had no interest studying abroad (n = 112), while the other group was interested studying abroad (n = 227). The third and fourth groups were Brazilian sojourners (n = 121) and Brazilians returning to the country after finishing a degree abroad (n = 150). Results showed that students who were not interested in studying abroad had lower scores on excitement values and on the personality trait of openness when compared to the other three groups. Overall, students interested in studying abroad did not differ significantly from sojourners or returnees, except on the trait of agreeableness and the value of excitement, in which they scored lower than sojourners and returnees, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 15:52
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2021 08:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29856

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