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Conscientiousness, Effects on Relationships

  • By: Jennifer M. Knack & Lauri A. Jensen-Campbell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Conscientiousness, one of the Big Five dimensions, is thought to involve orderliness, dutifulness, achievement striving, self-control, and purposefulness. As such, high-conscientious persons are seen as dependable, self-disciplined, organized, and determined, whereas ...

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