International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Religiosity and Personality in a Mexican Sample
Santiago Aguilera Mijares, Alejandra del Carmen Domínguez Espinosa

We analyzed the relationship of religiosity, in terms of attitudes towards religion and religious affiliation, with the five factor model of personality and with honesty. The sample consisted of 1982 participants from five Mexican states. As previous studies have, we found both measures of religiosity related significantly and positively with agreeableness, conscientiousness, and honesty; whereas not with neuroticism or openness. Unexpectedly, extraversion also related significantly and positively with both religiosity measures. The results’ implications are discussed. This study provides relevant data for cross-cultural psychology of religion.

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