Revisiting Eysenck's Personality dimensions and gender orientation

Sharon Mary Cruise, Christopher Alan Lewis, Conor Mc Guckin

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Previous research has been unable to establish consistent relationships between personality and gender orientation across studies, in particular how femininity relates to personality. A sample of 583 university students completed the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised-Abbreviated (Francis, Brown, & Philipchalk, 1992) and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (Spence, Helmreich, & Stapp, 1974, 1975). Results indicated that females scored significantly higher on femininity, extraversion, and the lie scale, and males scored significantly higher on masculinity and psychoticism. Correlation analyses supported the majority of previous studies that had found significant positive associations between masculinity and extraversion, and significant negative associations between masculinity and neuroticism, for both males and females, and significant negative associations between femininity and psychoticism for females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalThe Irish Journal of Psychology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


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