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Honesty-Humility predicting self-estimated academic performance
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Psychology and organization studies. 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, ISSN 2451-9243, Vol. 2, no 1, 1-6 p.Article 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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2016. Vol. 2, no 1, 1-6 p.
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Honesty-Humility; cognitive ability; academic performance
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-10406OAI: diva2:1059969
Available from: 2016-12-27 Created: 2016-12-27 Last updated: 2016-12-27Bibliographically approved

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