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Personality in a naturally occurring strong situation: Unique effects of HEXACO traits on COVID-19 mitigation.
Costantini, Giulio; Di Sarno, Marco; Preti, Emanuele; Richetin, Juliette; Perugini, Marco.
  • Costantini G; Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.
  • Di Sarno M; Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy; Personality Disorder Lab, Milan-Parma, Italy. Electronic address: marco.disarno@unimib.it.
  • Preti E; Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy; Personality Disorder Lab, Milan-Parma, Italy.
  • Richetin J; Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.
  • Perugini M; Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.
Acta Psychol (Amst) ; 224: 103529, 2022 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1670097
ABSTRACT
The first Italian lockdown during COVID-19 pandemic constituted an example of strong situation. Under this context, we investigated associations of HEXACO personality with COVID-19 mitigation behaviors (self-reported hygiene, distancing, going out). We tested unique associations through regularized regressions and out-of-sample prediction after establishing the best level of analysis (HEXACO traits, facets, items). Personality always explained out-of-sample variance over and above demographics, COVID-related knowledge, concern, impacts, and goals. Hygiene and distancing were best predicted by HEXACO traits, whereas facets constituted the best level for the prediction of going out. In general, honesty-humility (trait or facets) was the clearest predictor of safer behaviors. Results corroborate the relevance of personality even in strong situations, as well as its importance for COVID-19 mitigation.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: COVID-19 Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: Acta Psychol (Amst) Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: J.actpsy.2022.103529

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: COVID-19 Limits: Humans Language: English Journal: Acta Psychol (Amst) Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: J.actpsy.2022.103529