Title: Do students with dyslexia have a different personality profile as measured with the Big Five?
Authors: Tops, Wim ×
Verguts, Ellen
Callens, Maaike
Brysbaert, Marc #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Public Library of Sciene
Series Title: PLoS One vol:8 issue:5
Article number: 8(5) e64484
Abstract: Background: Few studies are available about the personality profile of higher education students with dyslexia and to
which extent this could be any different from their non-dyslexic peers.
Aims and Sample(s): To obtain empirical evidence, we compared the personality profile of a group of 100 Dutch-speaking
students with dyslexia with that of a control group of 100 students without learning disabilities.
Methods: The NEO-PI-R based on the Big Five in personality research was used.
Results and Conclusions: Our study showed no differences in the personality between both groups. This agrees with a
recent meta-analysis of English findings (Swanson & Hsieh, 2009), suggesting that students with dyslexia do not perceive
themselves differently than their non-dyslexic peers. Practical implications and directions for future research are considered.
ISSN: 1932-6203
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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