Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0534
BARRIO GANDARA, María Victoria del; CARRASCO ORTIZ, Miguel Ángel e HOLGADO TELLO, Francisco Pablo. Cross-sectional analysis of the big five factors of personality across age and sex groups in a spanish children's sample. Rev. Latinoam. Psicol. [online]. 2006, vol.38, n.3, pp. 567-577. ISSN 0120-0534.
The aim of this study was to investigate personality differences across age and sex groups in a Spanish children´s sample. The Big Five Questionnaire-Children (BFQ-C) was administered to a sample of 852 students (501 males and 351 females) aged 8 to 15 years. The results showed that a number of age and sex differences emerged. Adolescents scored higher on neuroticism, extraversion and lower on conscientiousness, openness and agreeableness. As far as the sex is concerned, despite females scoring higher on conscientiousness and agreeableness in the total sample, among adolescents girls reported higher scores on neuroticism and openness than male.
Palavras-chave : Sex; Age; Big Five Model; Children; Survey Descriptive Study.