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Pesquisas e Práticas Psicossociais

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PIMENTEL, Carlos Eduardo et al. Preference for movie styles and their differences in the five factors of personality. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2014, vol.9, n.2, pp. 232-244. ISSN 1809-8908.

Theoretically, our media preference is in line with our personality traits, but many studies are needed to advance in this area. The objective of this study was to determine whether there are differences in the five personality factors in groups with a movie preference as well as to test a brief personality inventory. Two studies were conducted with high school and university students, using the Ten-Item Personality Inventory (TIPI). The results showed more Agreeableness for those students who reported a preference for horror movies than for those who prefer suspense. Those who prefer suspense showed less Conscientiousness than those who prefer horror, action, romance and drama. Those who preferred romantic movies, when compared to those who prefer comedies, presented more Conscientiousness. These results are maintained by controlling the sex and the age. We conclude that the TIPI is a measure that can be used in research to understand group differences in the five personality factors.

Keywords : Movie Preference; Five Factor Model; Ten-Item Personality Inventory.

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