Agentic, communal, and spiritual traits are related to the semantic representation of written narratives of positive and negative life events
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Methods: Personality was assessed among 79 adolescents at one point in time using the NEO Personality Inventory—Revised (NEO-PI-R) and the temperament and char- acter inventory (TCI). Six months later, adolescents were asked to write down the most positive or the most negative event that had happened to them in the last 3 months. Adolescents were explicitly instructed to answer the following questions within their narratives: What happened? Who were involved? Why do you think it happened?
How did you feel when it happened? How do you think the involved persons felt? The descriptions were quantified using a computational method in which the latent semantic analysis algorithm generates a semantic representation of the narratives.
Results: Only self-directedness, cooperativeness, and self-transcendence were related to the semantic representation of the narratives. Moreover, cooperativeness and self- transcendence were associated with less frequent usage of singular pronouns (e.g., me respectively mine).
Conclusions: Agentic, communal, and spiritual traits are involved when adolescents describe positive and negative life experiences. Moreover, high levels of communal and spiritual traits are related to less self-focused narratives.
Keywords: Agency, Big five, Communion, Latent semantic analysis, Life story, Semantic spaces, Pronouns, Temperament and character inventory
|Enheter & grupper|
Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK
|Tidskrift||Psychology of Well-Being|
|Status||Published - 2015|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|
Birgitta Sahlén, Peter Gärdenfors, Germund Hesslow, Magnus Lindgren, Sven Strömqvist, Ingela Byström, Eva Sjöstrand, Johan Mårtensson, Annika Andersson, Kristina Hansson, Marianne Gullberg, Roger Johansson, Mikael Johansson, Andreas Falck, Mikael Roll, Freddy Ståhlberg, Merle Horne, Frida Blomberg, Victoria Johansson, Jens Nirme, Agneta Gulz, Joost van de Weijer, Carita Paradis, Betty Tärning, Ines Bramao, Susan Sayehli, Simone Löhndorf, Caroline Willners, Johan Blomberg, Susanne Schötz, Magnus Haake, Jonas Brännström, Emily Grenner, Jana Holsanova, Åsa Wengelin, Magnus Johnsson, Stefan Winberg, Christian Balkenius, Zahra Gharaee & Rasmus Bååth
Swedish Research Council
2008/01/01 → 2018/12/31
Projekt: Forskning › Tvärvetenskaplig forskning