We examine the structural overlap of the Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) and the Behavioral Approach System (BAS) with Stability and Plasticity, the two higher-order factors encompassing the Big Five. Carver and White’s BIS/BAS and the Big Five Inventory were administered to a sample of 330 adults, serving both as targets and informants. Self- and other-ratings were modeled by using the Correlated Trait-Correlated Method model. BIS and BAS correlated highly with metatraits, after method variance and measurement error were partialled out: BIS was positively related to Stability, while BAS was positively related to Plasticity and negatively related to Stability. After the higher-order factors were controlled, the BIS was highly and positively related to Emotional stability, whereas the BAS had a small but significant relationship with Extraversion. Findings are discussed with regard to the most appropriate level of generality/specificity at which the personality correlates of BIS and BAS can be investigated.

BIS and BAS sensitivities at different levels of personality description. A latent-variable approach with self- and informant-ratings / Vecchione, M.; Ghezzi, V.; Alessandri, G.; Dentale, F.; Corr, P. J.. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT. - ISSN 0022-3891. - 103:2(2021), pp. 246-257. [10.1080/00223891.2020.1743709]

BIS and BAS sensitivities at different levels of personality description. A latent-variable approach with self- and informant-ratings

Vecchione M.
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Ghezzi V.;Alessandri G.;Dentale F.;
2021

Abstract

We examine the structural overlap of the Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) and the Behavioral Approach System (BAS) with Stability and Plasticity, the two higher-order factors encompassing the Big Five. Carver and White’s BIS/BAS and the Big Five Inventory were administered to a sample of 330 adults, serving both as targets and informants. Self- and other-ratings were modeled by using the Correlated Trait-Correlated Method model. BIS and BAS correlated highly with metatraits, after method variance and measurement error were partialled out: BIS was positively related to Stability, while BAS was positively related to Plasticity and negatively related to Stability. After the higher-order factors were controlled, the BIS was highly and positively related to Emotional stability, whereas the BAS had a small but significant relationship with Extraversion. Findings are discussed with regard to the most appropriate level of generality/specificity at which the personality correlates of BIS and BAS can be investigated.
2021
Higher-order factors; five-factor model; behavioral-inhibition; behavioral-approach; big-two; stability; plasticity
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BIS and BAS sensitivities at different levels of personality description. A latent-variable approach with self- and informant-ratings / Vecchione, M.; Ghezzi, V.; Alessandri, G.; Dentale, F.; Corr, P. J.. - In: JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT. - ISSN 0022-3891. - 103:2(2021), pp. 246-257. [10.1080/00223891.2020.1743709]
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