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The Relationship between Paranormal Belief and the HEXACO Domains of Personality

Williams, Emyr and Roberts, Ben L H (2016) The Relationship between Paranormal Belief and the HEXACO Domains of Personality. Journal of Empirical Theology, 29 (2). pp. 212-238. ISSN 0922-2936

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The HEXACO-PI-R (Ashton & Lee, 2007) has been presented as an alternative measure of the Five Factor Model, with the inclusion of the dimension of honesty/humility. This new measure of personality was utilised alongside the Revised Paranormal Belief Scale (RPBS) in a correlational design among 137 undergraduate students in Wales. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that superstition was significantly negatively correlated with conscientiousness and openness to experience, while precognition was significantly negatively correlated with honesty/humility. No other personality factors were statistically significant predictors of any dimensions of paranormal belief. While these results do not provide strong support for previous findings, it is concluded that the inclusion of the honesty/humility dimension renders the HEXACO-PI-R a useful measure for considering relationships between personality and paranormal belief.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hexaco, paranormal belief, personality, rbps
Divisions: Social and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Stewart Milne
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 04:40

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