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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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SISTO, Fermino Fernandes  and  RUEDA, Fabián Javier Marín. Studying the relationships between Self-control and Personality Traits. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.2, pp. 369-380. ISSN 1413-8557.

This study investigated the relationships between self-control and personality traits. The Male and Female Scales of Self-Control and the Personality Traits for Children Scale were applied in 606 children of both sexes, aged from 8 to 10 years old of a public school. Negative and significant correlations were verified between the extroversion and sociability traits and self-control, in both girls and boys. Related to psicoticism and neuroticism traits positive and significant correlations were evidenced with the self-control, also in both genders. The extreme groups formed based on the personality traits were significantly differentiated by the self-control. These results were interpreted as validity evidences for the both scales of self-control.

Keywords : Test validity; Psychological assessment; Attitude measurement.

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