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Traits of Personality & Emotional Intelligence: Is there a General Factor of Personality?

Doyle, Sophie (2015) Traits of Personality & Emotional Intelligence: Is there a General Factor of Personality? Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Participants for this study were collected from the general public (N = 269). This piece integrates current research that suggests the presence of a Higher-order latent factor to personality based on five-factor models of personality in which explains a degree of variance across low-order personality traits. Along with this, is the research done on personality trait theory and its high correlation with trait emotional intelligence. The question still remained unanswered is what’s the best way to measure personality? This study aims to look at traits of personality based on the Eysenckian model consisting of three personality traits known as the ‘PEN’ model and investigate whether there is a significant presence of a higher-order latent factor based on the EPQ-RS whilst running correlational analysis on personality with emotional intelligence. Provided in this study is a step by step approach to replicate this research and recommendations to make along with the further acknowledgment of negative personality traits being as equally important to research as common positive personality traits. This study concludes with support for the research of Emotional intelligence and the link with Neuroticism and a legacy to further question the properties of the EPQ-RS scales.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 11:37
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 11:37

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