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Honesty-Humility predicting self-estimated academic performance
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Psychology and organization studies. University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology. School of Health and Education and Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Skövde, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0629-353X
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Personality Psychology, E-ISSN 2451-9243, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 1-6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research has established relationships between the Big Five personality factors, cognitive ability, and aca-demic performance. A more recent personality trait, Honesty-Humility with its four facets (Sincerity, Fairness, Greed-avoidance and Modesty) is suggested to have predictive value especially in self-promoting behaviors. The aim of the present study was to find out whether lower Honesty-Humility would predict higher self-reported academic performance, and account for additional variance, after controlling for the Big Five and cognitive ability. The partic-ipants were Swedish 17-19 year-old students (N = 154) in late secondary high school. The results revealed a signifi-cant negative correlation between Honesty-Humility and self-estimated academic performance, mainly through low scores in the facets Sincerity and Modesty, as well as an additional 7% accounted for variance. The discussion con-cludes that the new trait Honesty-Humility may be a welcomed addition to the understanding of how students use self-promoting strategies in contemporary school

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World Association for Personality Psychology , 2016. Vol. 2, no 1, p. 1-6
Keywords [en]
Honesty-Humility; cognitive ability; academic performance
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-10406DiVA, id: diva2:1059969
Available from: 2016-12-27 Created: 2016-12-27 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved

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