The Relationship between Paranormal Belief and the hexaco Domains of Personality

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  • 1 Glyndwr University, Wrexham, United Kingdom
  • 2 University of Derby, Derby, United Kingdom

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The hexaco-pi-r (Ashton & Lee, ) has been presented as an alternative measure of the Five Factor Model, with the inclusion of the dimension of honesty/humility. This new measure of personality was utilised alongside the Revised Paranormal Belief Scale (rpbs) in a correlational design among 137 undergraduate students in Wales. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that superstition was significantly negatively correlated with conscientiousness and openness to experience, while precognition was significantly negatively correlated with honesty/humility. No other personality factors were statistically significant predictors of any dimensions of paranormal belief. While these results do not provide strong support for previous findings, it is concluded that the inclusion of the honesty/humility dimension renders the hexaco-pi-r a useful measure for considering relationships between personality and paranormal belief.

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