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A Cross-Language Examination of the Relation between Neuroticism and a Circumplex Model of Affect

Authors Yik, Michelle View this author's profile
Issue Date 2002
Source ISRE XII Conference, Cuenca, Spain, July
Summary Much research has been reported to show that Neuroticism (N) is related to Negative Activation (McCrae & Costa, 1991; Meyer & Shack, 1989; Watson & Clark, 1992, 1997). The robustness of the findings led Tellegen (1985) to argue that N be renamed as “Negative Emotionality.” However, past research has rarely included pleasure or other affect dimensions. The current study was intended to fill this vacuum by examining the relations between N and the full spectrum of affective states integrated within a circumplex model of affect. The model was defined by two bipolar axes of Pleasant versus Unpleasant affect and Activated versus Deactivated affect. Negative Activation was a constituent vector. Browne's (1999) CIRCUM-Extension procedure was used to project N onto the circumplex model in five different language samples.
Language English
Format Conference paper
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