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ISSN 1736-7514 (electronic)  ISSN 1406-0922 (print)
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ON THE ROLE OF TRAIT-RELATED CHARACTERISTICS IN INTERROGATIVE SUGGESTIBILITY: AN EXAMPLE FROM ESTONIA; pp. 371–381

(Full article in PDF format)   DOI: 10.3176/tr.2008.4.01


Authors

Merle Nurmoja, Talis Bachmann

Abstract

The primary goal of this paper is to investigate whether interrogative suggestibility is related to certain personality traits in an Estonian sample of subjects (N = 61; 20 men and 41 women; mean age = 20.6 years; SD = 2.98). Results show that the means and standard deviations for different suggestibility scores in a sample of the Estonian population were all lower compared with those obtained in other European countries (UK, Poland, Iceland, Finland). No correlation of interrogative suggestibility with Big Five personality variables or state and trait anxiety was found. The only correlation that proved to be significant was between yield2 and shift of interrogative suggestibility and low self-esteem.

Keywords

interrogative suggestibility, personality, Big Five, trait and state anxiety, social desirability, self-esteem.

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