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Revista psicodebate: psicología, cultura y sociedad.

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GALLI, Juan Ignacio; VALLE, Macarena Verónica del; ZAMORA, Eliana Vanesa  and  CANET-JURIC, Lorena. Effect of personality traits on self-control in university students from Argentina. Rev. psicodebate: psicol. cult. soc. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.2, pp.38-49.  Epub Dec 01, 2021. ISSN 2451-6600.

Personality traits have been proposed as possible factors that may contribute to explain individual differences in self-control. However, the results reported in the literature on the subject are, to some extent, contradictory. The aim of the current study is to analyze the effect of personality traits on self-control in university students from Argentina. Correlation results demonstrated a pattern of positive correlations between self-control scores and conscientiousness and agreeableness traits, as well as negative correlations between neuroticism and self-control measures. In turn, there were negative correlations between openness to experience and the impulse control subscale. Regression analyzes showed that personality traits as a whole explain 43% of the variance on the full self-control scale, 28% of the variance on the impulse control dimension, and 42% of the variance on the selfdiscipline dimension. The trait conscientiousness was, as expected, the most consistent predictor of scores on all three cases.

Keywords : personality; self; control; college students; assessment.

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