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dc.contributor.advisor Amer, Mona
dc.creator Saleh, Jessica
dc.creator El Kahhal, Tamima
dc.creator Abou Seif, Carine 2011-05 2011-12-03T08:49:58Z 2011-12-03T08:49:58Z 2011-12-03T08:49:58Z
dc.description The purpose of this study was to examine the Big Five personality traits in relation to political participation and activism at the American University in Cairo. Our hypothesis was that participants high on extraversion and openness to experience, and low on conscientiousness, agreeableness and neuroticism would be the most politically active. Questionnaires used to test this were the Big five Inventory (BFI), the Activism Orientation Scale (AOS), and a political participation questionnaire developed by our team. Convenience sampling was used to administer the questionnaires to our sample of 171 students. Results revealed positive correlations between extraversion and political participation, openness to experience and political participation, and openness to experience and activism. Also, it was found that higher neuroticism related to lower scores on the High-Risk activism sub scale. en
dc.format.medium presentations (communicative events) en
dc.format.medium presentations (communicative events) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject 2011 Egyptian Revolution en
dc.subject Political participation en
dc.subject Personality en
dc.subject Political activism en
dc.subject Neuroticism en
dc.subject Extraversion en
dc.subject.classification Other publications en
dc.title Personality traits and political participation en
dc.type Text en
dc.contributor.sponsor American University in Cairo. Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology
dc.subject.course PSYC 208 en
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