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Volume 73 Issue 3 (September 2000), Pages 289-432

Attitudes towards emotional expression: Factor structure, convergent validity and associations with personality (pages 381-384)

The aim of the present study was to investigate the structure of the Attitudes towards Emotional Expression scale (AEE), its convergent validity with the Ambivalence over Emotional Expressiveness Questionnaire (AEQ), and its association with the Big 5 personality dimensions. The AEE was found to consist of four clearly identifiable factors, which loaded together on a higher order single factor. Higher scores on the AEE were associated with higher scores on the AEQ. Regression of scores on the AEE onto the Big 5 personality dimensions showed that scores on the AEE were associated with agreeableness, extraversion, and openness to experience.

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