ERIC Number: ED056324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-7
Reference Count: 0
Individual Differences in Resistance-to-Temptation Behavior in Adolescents: An Eysenck Analysis.
LaVoie, Joseph C.
Eysenck's theory that variations in resistance-to-temptation (i.e., RTT) behavior are contingent on 2 basic personality dimensions -- introversion-extroversion and neuroticism -- which produce differences in conditionability was evaluated in a punishment paradigm with adolescent boys. Measures of manifest anxiety, self-control, and internal-external control were also obtained for each subject. Correlations between introversion-extroversion and RTT were non-significant. Similarly, non-significant relationships emerged for neuroticism, self-control, manifest anxiety, internal-external control and RTT. However, ordinal position was found to be a significant factor indicating that socialization practices with individual children are a more valid predictor of moral conduct than various personality traits. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha.
Note: Paper presented at Midwestern Psychological Association convention, Detroit, Mich., May 6-8, 1971