Thinking styles and the five-factor model of personality
Version of Record online: 3 DEC 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 15, Issue 6, pages 465–476, November/December 2001
How to Cite
Zhang, L.-f. and Huang, J. (2001), Thinking styles and the five-factor model of personality. Eur. J. Pers., 15: 465–476. doi: 10.1002/per.429
- Issue online: 3 DEC 2001
- Version of Record online: 3 DEC 2001
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 JUN 2001
- Manuscript Received: 6 OCT 2000
- Sik Sik Yuen Education Research Fund
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between thinking styles and the big five personality dimensions. Four hundred and eight (149 males, 259 females) university students from Shanghai, mainland China, responded to the Thinking Styles Inventory and the NEO Five-Factor Inventory. It was found that thinking styles and personality dimensions overlap to a degree. As predicted, the more creativity-generating and more complex thinking styles were related to the extraversion and openness personality dimensions, and the more norm-favouring and simplistic thinking styles were related to neuroticism. No specific pattern was identified in the relationships of thinking styles to the agreeableness and conscientiousness dimensions. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.