Core Self-Evaluation Moderates Distinctive Similarity Preference in Ideal Partner’s Personality

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Abstract

This research investigated the moderation effects of core self-evaluation (CSE) on singles’ ideal partner preference, concerning distinctive similarity in personality. The data were collected from singles from three countries (i.e., China, Denmark, and US), and modelled in a multilevel profile analysis. The results show that CSE moderated distinctive profile similarity preference in that people high in CSE preferred higher distinctive profile similarity with their ideal partner. In addition, CSE moderated distinctive trait similarity preference in Emotionality, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness in that people high in CSE preferred their ideal partner to share higher distinctive similarity on these four traits. Implications and limitations of the research and findings are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
ISSN0092-6566
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Nov 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • self-evaluation
  • ideal partner preference
  • personality profile
  • distinctive similarity
  • 515 Psychology

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In: Journal of Research in Personality, 11.11.2019.

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