ERIC Number: EJ738907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Goals and Personality in Adolescents
Sanz de Acedo Lizarraga, M. L.; Ugarte, M. D.; Lumbreras, M. Victoria; Sanz de Acedo Baquedano, M. T.
School Psychology International, v27 n3 p370-381 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of personality factors in the value allotted by adolescents to various groups of goals. For this purpose, the "Cuestionario de Personalidad Situacional, CPS" (Situational Personality Questionnaire) and the "Cuestionario de Metas para Adolescentes, CMA" (Goals for Adolescents Questionnaire) were administered to a representative sample from the province of Navarra, Spain, made up of 1179 adolescents (565 girls and 614 boys), ages between 15 and 19 years old, from public and affiliated school centres and from various socioeconomic levels. After performing a principal components factor analysis on the CPS data, the results revealed that, to a great extent, personality factors--Adjustment, Emotivity, Superiority, Independence and Sociability--predict goals pursued by adolescents. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Personality Assessment, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis, Socioeconomic Status, Personality Traits, Goal Orientation, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Predictor Variables
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Identifiers - Location: Spain