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ERIC Number: EJ1220310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 43
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Profiles of Playful Men and Playful Women: Personality and Humor-Related Attributes
Barnett, Lynn A.
American Journal of Play, v11 n3 p308-350 Spr 2019
Research about playfulness in adults has viewed it as something that emanates from personality and other individualized characteristics, and therefore many previous studies adopted a trait approach to predict playfulness, largely ignoring gender differences. The author conducted a facet-level analysis of the so-called big-five personality predictors and of four humor-related attributes and analyzed whether playfulness should be considered individually or compositely. She generated hypotheses from the extant literature and surveyed hundreds of undergraduates to discover characteristics distinctly different between the playfulness of young adult men and women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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