Sociology Index


Extraversion is a personality characteristic associated with sociability and aggression. Extraversion has also been linked to physiological factors. Studies on twins have found that extraversion and introversion have a genetic component. Extraversion is good for jobs that require interaction with other people. People high in Introversion have less social interaction. People high in extraversion have a positive outlook.

How individual differences in Extraversion and Agreeableness affect cooperation in an experimental resource dilemma. Extraversion was generally negatively related to cooperation.  Agreeableness was generally positively related to cooperation. On the Social Nature of Personality: Effects of Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Feedback about Collective Resource Use on Cooperation in a Resource Dilemma.

The Comparability of the Short form Epq-Rindices of Extraversion, Neuroticism, and the Lie Scale With the Epq for a Sample of 190 Student Teachers in Israel 
Leslie J Francis, Yaacov J Katz, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 52, No. 3, (1992)
This paper compares the Hebrew editions of the Extraversion, Neuroticism and Lie Scales of the short form EPQ-R with the longer and more established indices of the EPQ among a sample of 190 female trainee teachers in Israel.

Putting Personality in Social Context: Extraversion, Emergent Leadership, and the Availability of Rewards - Lorne Campbell, University of Western Ontario, Jeffry A. Simpson,  John Manning, Texas A&M University, Mark Stewart.
The relations between extraversion and emergent leadership among men in situations that differed in potential reward availability. Evolutionary theories suggest that impressing a female evaluator in a competitive situation should hold greater reward potential for men than impressing either a male evaluator or no evaluator.

The Geographic Distribution of Big Five Personality Traits - Patterns and Profiles of Human Self-Description Across 56 Nations 
David P. Schmitt, Bradley University, Jüri Allik, University of Tartu, Robert R. McCrae, National Institute of Aging, Verónica Benet-Martínez, University of California.
The Big Five Inventory (BFI) is a self-report measure designed to assess the high-order personality traits of Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness.

The Multifactorial Nature of Extraversion-Introversion in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Eysenck Personality Inventory - Gary J. Sipps, Ralph A. Alexander, The Univ of Akron,
The study was designed to test the construct validity of extraversion-introversion and to explore the nature of the concept as measured by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Eysenck Personality Inventory.

The role of conscientiousness and extraversion in affecting the relationship between perceptions of group potency and volunteer group member selling behavior: An interaction perspective - Mitchell Neubert, Baylor, Steven Cady, Human Relations, Vol. 59, No. 9, 1235-1260 (2006).

Research Note: Personality and Music Preference: Extraversion and Excitement Seeking or Openness to Experience? Stephen J. Dollinger, Dept. of Psychology, Southern Illinois Univ.
Music Preference questionnaire were administered to university students to test the relation of openness and extraversion to music preferences. Extraversion was positively related to one kind of music with high properties (jazz), and excitement seeking to another (hard rock).