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ERIC Number: EJ858453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
How Personality and Gender May Relate to Individual Attitudes toward Caring for and about Others
Ruf, Deborah L.; Radosevich, David M.
Roeper Review, v31 n4 p207-216 2009
Heightened global awareness and caring are reported as attributes of high intelligence. But we noted enough exceptions in our gifted clientele to question whether feelings of global concern are further related to personality type and gender. A nonrandom sample of 124 bright adults responded to author-developed Likert scale online survey questions about global issues. Results indicated a significant relationship between gender and scores on the Bothered by Catastrophe and Problem Action scales, with females scoring higher than males. Individuals with Feeling-Perceiving personality type had significantly higher scores on the Bothered by Catastrophe Scale. Extroverts were significantly higher on Concern About Global Issues than introverts. Other Myers-Briggs Type Indicator[R] personality results were unclear and no interactions were found. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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