The objective of this study is to examine personality similarities in married couples using the Big Five theory of personality. The independent variable in this study will be length of marriage, and our dependent variable will be their score on the personality inventory. This is important to look at because it has implications in the fields of "sociology, personality psychology, and behavioral genetics" (Gruber-Baldini, Warner Schaie, & Willis, 1995, p. 1). We intend to study approximately 15 heterosexual married couples, 30 participants in all. Participants, consisting of faculty and staff members, will be drawn from the Westminster College community. A 45 question Likert scale questionnaire will be used to examine the similarities between couples, and the length of their marriage.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Bagley, Sara Lauren; Harvey, Lara Bryn; and King, Amanda Jane
"The Similarities in the Big Five Personality Characteristics of Married Couples,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 7:
1, Article 64.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol7/iss1/64