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Can Personality Traits from the Big Five Predict Levels of Celebrity Worship?

Shahab, Roshan (2023) Can Personality Traits from the Big Five Predict Levels of Celebrity Worship? Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The present study sought to investigate if personality traits from the Big Five can predict celebrity worship. While doing so, the study also explored gender and age differences in celebrity worship. With use of the IPIP Big-Factor Markers and the Celebrity Attitude Scale, a total of 114 respondents completed measures of personality and celebrity worship. Findings from a t-test did find that females scored significantly higher than males in the Entertainment-Social subscale. Follow up correlation tests found significant negative relationship between age and celebrity worship. Findings from a regression analyses did show that agreeableness was the strongest predictor for celebrity worship, however the overall model was not significant. Results in this study are used to help understand factors linked with celebrity worship, and what that might mean for an individual with high levels of celebrity worship. Implications for this study and future research are also discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Lannon-Boran, Colm
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CS Genealogy > Celebrities
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry > Personality assessment
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2023 16:31
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2023 16:31

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