The role of self-schema in the relation between personality and prejudice
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Previous research has shown that the Big-Five personality factors Openness and Agreeableness are powerful predictors of prejudice. We examined whether this prediction could be improved by including a measure of self‑schema (schematicity). Schematicity was operationalized as the mean response time for the items of the Openness and Agreeableness factors, respectively. Prejudice was measured as a factor score based on four prejudice scales. The results of hierarchical regression analyses showed that response time significantly improved the prediction of prejudice. This outcome shows that the concept of self-schema may provide valuable information that can improve the predictive power of personality variables.
Self-schema, Response time, Personality assessment, Openness, Agreeableness
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-112475OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-112475DiVA: diva2:286126