Gender Differences Between Male And Female Levels Of Neuroticism And Agreeableness

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A lot of research has been done regarding gender differences in personality traits; which have given observable differences in previous research done on different levels of traits. This study is a longitudinal study is consisted of participants from New Zealand aged 18-85, who took part in a questionnaire. It looks at the Hexaco model and requires participants to answer from a variety of questions. This particular paper addresses the gender differences in the levels of the traits neuroticism and agreeableness in New Zealand. Results show that there are significant differences between the levels of neuroticism and agreeableness in males and females in which women have higher levels in both traits. Though limitations such as ethnicity is being restricted for the study to be fully efficient, upcoming research should focus on improving these limitations and looking at other factors such as age, education, country which could also be factors on determine differences between male and female levels of neuroticism and agreeableness. A further study could be conducted regarding how personality traits such as agreeableness and neuroticism differ in gender across regions. Introduction Are women and men largely different in terms of personality traits? Agreeableness and Neuroticism are two conflicting traits Do they differ in terms of gender? This research will address if there is a significant difference in the levels of personality traits between males and females. NZMA collected data on New Zealand participants who responded to questionnaires based on personality trait Sibley (2014). This research will look at how the data shows gender differences on whether men have higher levels of one trait than the other or do fe... ... middle of paper ... ...e were any other third variable in terms of the ethnic background, that played a role in the gender differences of the two personality traits. Likewise the age group should also be restricted to a small number as it is too broad in this study (18-85). They should also look at earlier ages of the life span in terms of personality and gender and compare it with older ages to see how it changes. Upcoming studies should involve starting with different regions of New Zealand. For example, they should look at gender differences in traits in a rural area compared to a city region and see if the other variables like region also play a role in how personality differs in gender across regions. This study like previous studies done, therefore suggest that women in general , on average, score highly significant on levels of neuroticism and agreeableness than men in New Zealand.
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