Differential associations of personal and general just-world beliefs with the Five-Factor and the HEXACO models of personality
|Title||Differential associations of personal and general just-world beliefs with the Five-Factor and the HEXACO models of personality|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Bollmann, G, Krings, F, Maggiori, C, Rossier, J|
|Journal||Personality and Individual Differences|
|Keywords||five-factor model, HEXACO model, just-world beliefs, personality models|
Recent literature evidences differential associations of personal and general just-world beliefs with constructs in the interpersonal domain. In line with this research, we examine the respective relationships of each just-world belief with the Five-Factor and the HEXACO models of personality in one representative sample of the working population of Switzerland and one sample of the general US population, respectively. One suppressor effect was observed in both samples: Neuroticism and emotionality was positively associated with general just-world belief, but only after controlling for personal just-world belief. In addition, agreeableness was positively and honesty-humility negatively associated with general just-world belief but unrelated to personal just-world belief. Conscientiousness was consistently unrelated to any of the just-world belief and extraversion and openness to experience revealed unstable coefficients across studies. We discuss these points in light of just-world theory and their implications for future research taking both dimensions into account.