ERIC Number: EJ730157
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
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Responses to Broken Promises: Does Personality Matter?
Ho, Violet T.; Weingart, Laurie R.; Rousseau, Denise M.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v65 n2 p276-293 Oct 2004
This paper examined the effects of personality traits on individuals' reactions to broken promises. We studied the effects of Neuroticism and Agreeableness on emotive and cognitive responses to breach and investigated whether these effects varied across different types (economic vs. social) and severity (high vs. low) of breach. We collected data from a scenario-based experiment with 119 undergraduate participants. Neuroticism was found to influence emotive and cognitive responses, whereas Agreeableness influenced emotive responses. Agreeableness also interacted with the type and severity of breach to differentially predict individuals' responses to breach.
Descriptors: Responses, Personality Traits, Experiments, Undergraduate Students, Neurosis, Psychological Patterns
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