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Ratings for Likableness and Subjective Frequency of Personality Traits and Interpersonal Behaviors

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Ivan Mervielde

Laboratory for Experimental, Differential and Genelic Psychology Blandijnberg 2 9000 Gent, BE
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A sample of 176 first year psychology students at the University of Ghent cooperated to provide normative data for the likableness and the subjective frequency of personality traits and interpersonal behaviors. Half of the sample rated the likableness and subjective frequency of 100 personality traits, while the other half supplied the same ratings for a set of 100 interpersonal behaviors. Two response sequences and four stimulus sequences were built into the design of the study but it was shown that they had no effect on any of the ratings. The frequency distribution of the mean likableness values for both personality traits and interpersonal behaviors was clearly bimodal, while the distribution of the subjective frequency ratings turned out to be unimodal. Cross-cultural comparison of our mean likableness norms for personality traits with norms obtained at an American University, revealed a .93 correlation between mean likableness norms from both university samples. The differences between both samples are illuminated by listing those traits whose likableness rating was significantly different in both directions.
How to Cite: Mervielde, I., 1977. Ratings for Likableness and Subjective Frequency of Personality Traits and Interpersonal Behaviors. Psychologica Belgica, 17(2), pp.143–156. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.614
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Published on 01 Jan 1977.
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