Religiousness as a Cultural Adaptation of Basic Traits: A Five-Factor Model Perspective

@article{Saroglou2010ReligiousnessAA,
  title={Religiousness as a Cultural Adaptation of Basic Traits: A Five-Factor Model Perspective},
  author={Vassilis Saroglou},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={14},
  pages={108 - 125}
}
  • Vassilis Saroglou
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
Individual differences in religiousness can be partly explained as a cultural adaptation of two basic personality traits,Agreeableness and Conscientiousness. This argument is supported by a meta-analysis of 71 samples (N = 21,715) from 19 countries and a review of the literature on personality and religion. Beyond variations in effect magnitude as a function of moderators, the main personality characteristics of religiousness (Agreeableness and Conscientiousness) are consistent across different… Expand
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