This research was supported by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grants 410-2007-0700 and 410-2007-2159.
Oddity, Schizotypy/Dissociation, and Personality
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Personality © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Journal of Personality
Volume 80, Issue 1, pages 113–134, February 2012
How to Cite
Ashton, M. C. and Lee, K. (2012), Oddity, Schizotypy/Dissociation, and Personality. Journal of Personality, 80: 113–134. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2011.00735.x
We thank Lewis R. Goldberg for making available the data from the Eugene-Springfield (Oregon) Community Sample.
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 29 MAR 2011 08:39AM EST
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Grant Numbers: 410-2007-0700, 410-2007-2159
The construct of Oddity was examined in relation to the dimensions of normal personality variation and a dimension of schizotypy and dissociation. In 2 studies involving samples of community adults (N = 409) and college students (N = 378), Oddity—as operationalized in terms of perceived strangeness or eccentricity—was found to be moderately related to a Schizotypy/Dissociation factor and also to factors of normal personality variation, particularly Openness to Experience. The modest loading of Oddity on the Schizotypy/Dissociation factor, along with the somewhat stronger projection of Oddity within the space of normal personality dimensions, indicates that the Schizotypy/Dissociation factor should not be interpreted as a dimension of Oddity. The interpretation of the Schizotypy/Dissociation factor is discussed, as are the implications of these results for proposed dimensional models of personality disorders.