ISSN 0439-755X
CN 11-1911/B

›› 2002, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (02): 66-73.

### RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JEALOUSY AND PERSONALITY

Wang Xiaojun (Department of Education, Normal College, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060)

• Published:2002-04-25 Online:2002-04-25

Abstract: In this study, the relationship of jealousy and personality dimension, as well as jealousy and personality traits were examined. Four jealousy scales, such as the Bringle self report jealousy scale, the Hupka romantic jealousy scale, the White habit and relationship jealousy scale, the Buunk jealousy scale, and the NEO PI R has been administered to a sample of 231 student subjects. The correlation analysis and stepwise regression analysis method were used to examine the relationship of the four jealousy assessment scales and NEO PI R scale. The result showed that a significant correlation had been found between jealousy and neuroticism dimension of NEO PI R; the relationship was not clear between jealousy and extroversion dimension of NEO PI R; but were irrelevant between jealousy and openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness dimension of NEO PI R. The result directed also which the significant correlation had showed between jealousy and anxiety, self consciousness, positive emotions and trust among thirty personality traits of NEO PI R; the relationships were not clear or were irrelevant between jealousy and other personality traits of NEO PI R. The results of this study pointed out which neuroticism personality dimension was an important influence factor to jealousy. The four personality traits namely anxiety, self consciousness, positive emotion and trust also served as significant factors with influence on jealousy psychology and behavior.