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.

Costantini, G., Di Sarno, M., Preti, E., Richetin, J., Perugini, M. (2022). Personality in a naturally occurring strong situation: Unique effects of HEXACO traits on COVID-19 mitigation. ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA, 224(April 2022) [10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103529].

Personality in a naturally occurring strong situation: Unique effects of HEXACO traits on COVID-19 mitigation

Costantini, G
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Di Sarno, M.
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Preti, E.;Richetin, J.;Perugini, M.
2022

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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COVID-19; Goals; HEXACO; Mitigation; Personality; Strong situation;
English
Costantini, G., Di Sarno, M., Preti, E., Richetin, J., Perugini, M. (2022). Personality in a naturally occurring strong situation: Unique effects of HEXACO traits on COVID-19 mitigation. ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA, 224(April 2022) [10.1016/j.actpsy.2022.103529].
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