Title: The relationship between extraversion, neuroticism and aspects of trait affect
Authors: Verduyn, Philippe ×
Brans, Karen #
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Pergamon
Series Title: Personality and Individual Differences vol:52 pages:664-669
Abstract: Individual differences in the affective component of global personality traits such as extraversion and
neuroticism can be described in terms of three different aspects: frequency, intensity and duration. Extraversion
and neuroticism have been found to be related to the frequency and intensity of positive and negative
emotions, respectively. However, it is unclear whether both personality traits are related to the
duration of emotions and which aspect of trait affect most strongly characterizes the emotional life of
extraverts and neurotics. For a period of 1 week, participants were asked to report at the end of each
day the frequency, intensity and duration of the positive and negative emotions they experienced earlier
that day. Correlational analyses revealed that extraversion is positively related to the frequency, intensity
and duration of positive emotions whereas neuroticism is positively related to the frequency and duration
of negative emotions. Regression analyses and a comparison of effect sizes further showed that the
duration of positive emotions is the strongest predictor of extraversion whereas the frequency of negative
emotions is the strongest predictor of neuroticism.
ISSN: 0191-8869
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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