Personality and Paranormal Belief: A Study Among Adolescents

  title={Personality and Paranormal Belief: A Study Among Adolescents},
  author={Emyr Williams and L. Francis and M. Robbins},
  journal={Pastoral Psychology},
  • Emyr Williams, L. Francis, M. Robbins
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Pastoral Psychology
  • A sample of 279 13- to 16-year-old adolescents completed the Short-form Revised Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (JEPQR-S) and a six-item Index of Paranormal Belief. The data demonstrate that neuroticism is fundamental to individual differences in paranormal belief, while paranormal belief is independent of extraversion and psychoticism. 
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