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Investigating the relationship between personality traits and risky sexual behaviour

Connolly, Gareth (2022) Investigating the relationship between personality traits and risky sexual behaviour. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Research into the relationship between personality traits and sexual behaviour have indicated that the traits Extraversion and Openness have some correlation with increased risky sexual behaviour. Drawing from ecological holes in existing research, this study aimed to expand on the current literature to determine whether personality traits predicted risky sexual behaviour in third level students living in Ireland. The research question for this study was, do personality traits predict risky sexual behaviour? The traits being openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. Participants were recruited through social media using a snowball sampling technique (N = 37) and completed an online survey containing demographic questions, the big five personality trait questionnaire, and the safe sex behaviour questionnaire. Results of standard multiple regression analysis found that personality traits did not significantly predict levels of risky sexual behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conscientiousness; openness; extraversion; agreeableness, neuroticism; sexual behaviour
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry > Neurology. Diseases of the Nervous System. > Psychiatry > Psychopathology > Personality Disorders. Behaviour Problems.
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2022 15:30

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