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ERIC Number: EJ800198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
The Interplay of "Big Five" Personality Factors and Metaphorical Schemas: A Pilot Study with 20 Lung Transplant Recipients
Goetzmann, Lutz; Moser, Karin S.; Vetsch, Esther; Grieder, Erhard; Klaghofer, Richard; Naef, Rahel; Russi, Erich W.; Boehler, Annette; Buddeberg, Claus
Qualitative Report, v12 n3 p397-413 Sep 2007
The aim of the present study was to investigate the interplay between personality factors and metaphorical schemas. The "Big Five" personality factors of 20 patients after lung transplantation were examined with the NEO-FFI. Patients were questioned about their social network, and self- and body-image. The interviews were assessed with metaphor analysis. Significant positive correlations were found between "extraversion" and metaphors for acoustics, play/sport and economy, furthermore between "openness to experience" and metaphors for acoustics, container, battle, illness. A positive correlation was also found between "openness to experience" and metaphor frequency. Significant negative correlations were found between "conscientiousness" and metaphors for illness. The results indicate that personality factors may correspond with certain implicit metaphorical schemas. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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