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Identifying the Effects of Personality Type on Stress

Title: Identifying the Effects of Personality Type on Stress.
Name(s): Carroll, Brooke, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this study, the influence of personality traits and stress was examined. Fifty-six undergraduate students at the Florida State University Panama City campus participated. In the beginning of the experiment, participants were required to complete the Big Five Personality Test and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Following this, participants were randomly assigned one of two conditions (low stress, high stress). In the low stress condition, participants completed simple subtraction problems, whereas in the high stress condition participants completed complex long-division problems. Calculators and electronic calculating devices were not permitted. After participants completed the math problems they filled out an alternative version of the STAI. It was hypothesized that individuals who scored high on the trait, neuroticism, would produce higher scores of anxiety on the STAI following the experimental manipulation than would participants who scored low or not at all on the trait. It was found that participants high in neuroticism, produced greater trait anxiety scores, regardless of the experimental manipulation, suggesting that even minor stressful events initiate anxiety in individuals high on this trait.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0327 (IID)
Keywords: Personality type, stress, anxiety
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Undergraduate Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 23, 2014.
Subject(s): Psychiatry
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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