Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB): Circumplex analyses and structural relations with the interpersonal circle and the five-factor model of personality

Aaron L. Pincus, Michael B. Gurtman, Mark A. Ruiz

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Abstract

The circumplexity of Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB) and the interpersonal circle (IPC) were evaluated in a large adult sample. SASB exhibits elliptical structure, whereas multiple measures of the IPC exhibit circumplex structure. SASB results were replicated in a sample of psychiatric inpatients. Structural relations between the IPC and SASB indicate one common dimension (affiliation). Structural relations between SASB and the five-factor model (FFM) of personality indicate SASB has both convergent relations with all FFM dimensions and unique aspects of personality description captured by the autonomy dimension. SASB introject is related to Neuroticism and Conscientiousness. Autonomy-taking is related to Openness. Autonomy-granting was unrelated to the IPC or FFM. Integration of SASB, IPC, and FFM models identifies new dimensions of personality description and articulates the interpersonal influence of "noninterpersonal" traits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1629-1645
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume74
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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