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Title:"Judgable" persons: Personality characteristics and construct validation
Author(s):Colvin, Carey Randall
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Funder, D.
Department / Program:Psychology, Social
Psychology, Personality
Discipline:Psychology, Social
Psychology, Personality
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Social
Psychology, Personality
Abstract:The social interactions that people have with one another often yield a belief that some people are open and knowable and that others are closed and enigmatic. The current study investigated this individual difference characteristic, termed "judgability," and its personality and behavioral correlates. One hundred sixty-four subjects were videotaped interacting with an opposite-sex partner. The subjects also completed six personality measures. A personality description of each subject was also provided by two acquaintances. Three indices--subject-acquaintance agreement, acquaintance-acquaintance agreement, and acquaintance behavioral prediction--formed a reliable composite index of judgability. The correlates of judgability suggested that judgable people are stable, extraverted, agreeable, and conscientious, and more generally, psychologically well-adjusted. The joint influence of self-knowledge and social skill was theorized to be a causal antecedent of judgability and it was recommended that future research focus on testing this relationship.
Issue Date:1991
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Colvin, Carey Randall
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9136573
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9136573

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