Relationships between behaviour, psychological properties of situations, and personality traits



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The current study examines relationships between the three components of the personality triad: behaviours, situations and personality traits. For that cause, the Riverside Situational QSort (RSQ v 3.15; Wagerman & Funder, 2009) and the Riverside Behavioural Q-Sort (RBQ v 3.11; Funder, Colvin & Furr; 2000; Furr, Wagerman & Funder; 2010) were translated into Estonian and applied to the Estonian student sample (n = 197) together with the Estonian version of NEO Personality Inventory-3 (NEO-PI-3; McCrae, Costa, & Martin, 2005) that was used to measure personality traits. The results firstly indicated, that the RBQ is a valuable measurement tool that is applicable in the Estonian context. Moreover, significant relationships between behavioural evaluations, psychological properties of different situations and the Big Five personality traits, were found. Also, situational properties more strongly associated with behavioural evaluations than did the personality properties of the participants.