2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Keywords

Neuroticism; Liberals--Psychology; Conservatives--Psychology;

Abstract

Various research studies that compared data on personality characteristics (specifically neuroticism), and political orientation were reviewed. The studies all used the Big Five Personality Inventory to measure neuroticism and included: a sample from the US which controlled for socioeconomic status, and a study from Great Britain and their Republican/Democrat equivalencies. The results were consistent in that lower levels of Neuroticism were correlated with more Republican ideology. Using an existing data set, I investigated if college students from the University of Northern Iowa had a similar relationship.

Start Date

17-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2020 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Catherine DeSoto

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

File Format

application/pdf

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Trends in Neuroticism and Political Orientation

Various research studies that compared data on personality characteristics (specifically neuroticism), and political orientation were reviewed. The studies all used the Big Five Personality Inventory to measure neuroticism and included: a sample from the US which controlled for socioeconomic status, and a study from Great Britain and their Republican/Democrat equivalencies. The results were consistent in that lower levels of Neuroticism were correlated with more Republican ideology. Using an existing data set, I investigated if college students from the University of Northern Iowa had a similar relationship.