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Shokri, O. International Journal of Behavioral Sciences , 2 2 , International Journal of Behavioral Sciences , 2, 2, , International Journal of Behavioral Sciences , ; 2 2 : Toggle navigation. In order to examine the role of gender differences on personality traits and in order to study the indirect effect of gender on academic performance by personality traits and the direct effect of personality traits on academic performance from Multivariate Analysis of Variance MANOVA and path analysis was used, respectively.
Using the path analysis, results showed that the indirect and total effects of exogenous variable gender on academic performance only by conscientiousness and neuroticism factors were significant. The direct effect of personality traits extraversion, conscientiousness, openness to experience, neuroticism, and agreeableness on academic performance was significant.
Conclusion: The findings of this research emphasize the mediating role of conscientiousness and neuroticism factors in the relationship between gender and academic performance. Also, these findings show that personality traits have independent and incremental effects on academic outcomes, even after controlling for traditional predictors of those outcomes such as IQ. Implications of these findings emphasizing the correlates of personality traits for improving academic performance are discussed.
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Sex differences in personality are believed to be comparatively small. However, research in this area has suffered from significant methodological limitations. We advance a set of guidelines for overcoming those limitations: a measure personality with a higher resolution than that afforded by the Big Five; b estimate sex differences on latent factors; and c assess global sex differences with multivariate effect sizes. We then apply these guidelines to a large, representative adult sample, and obtain what is presently the best estimate of global sex differences in personality. Multigroup latent variable modeling was used to estimate sex differences on individual personality dimensions, which were then aggregated to yield a multivariate effect size Mahalanobis D.
This paper investigates gender differences in personality traits, both at the level of the Big Five and at the sublevel of two aspects within each Big Five domain. Replicating previous findings, women reported higher Big Five Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism scores than men. However, more extensive gender differences were found at the level of the aspects, with significant gender differences appearing in both aspects of every Big Five trait. For Extraversion, Openness, and Conscientiousness, the gender differences were found to diverge at the aspect level, rendering them either small or undetectable at the Big Five level. These findings clarify the nature of gender differences in personality and highlight the utility of measuring personality at the aspect level.
Sex differences in psychology are differences in the mental functions and behaviors of the sexes and are due to a complex interplay of biological , developmental , and cultural factors. Differences have been found in a variety of fields such as mental health , cognitive abilities , personality , emotion , sexuality ,   and tendency towards aggression. Such variation may be innate , learned , or both. Modern research attempts to distinguish between these causes and to analyze any ethical concerns raised. Since behavior is a result of interactions between nature and nurture researchers are interested in investigating how biology and environment interact to produce such differences,   although this is often not possible.
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