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Personality and Positionality


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Title: Personality and Positionality
Authors: Akay, Alpaslan
Issue Date: Mar-2019
Extent: 41
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
753
Keywords: Personality Characteristics
Survey Experiments
Positional Concerns
Abstract: This paper employs survey experiments to examine the relationship between personality characteristics and positional concerns across a wide range of “goods,” e.g., income and market value of a car, and “bads,” e.g., infant mortality and poverty rates. Personality characteristics are measured using the five-factor model (Big-5), the locus of control, and the reciprocity. We demonstrate that there are significant relationships between personality types and positional concerns, which differ both by... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: C90; D63
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/59610
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