Bojana Dinić

Bojana Dinić
University of Novi Sad · Department of Psychology

PhD
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Introduction
My interests include exploration of antagonistic and dark traits (e.g., psychopathy, narcissism) and their outcomes (e.g., aggression and violence), as well as psychometrics. I am a member of the research team conducting the first twin study in Serbia, in which I explore the contributions of genetic and environmental factors in aggression and similar behaviors. See more at: www.bojanadinic.com
Additional affiliations
July 2020 - July 2021
Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education and Scientific Research
Position
  • Project Manager
Description
  • Socio-psychological factors of risky use of social networks among adolescents in Vojvodina
March 2020 - December 2022
COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Position
  • MC member
Description
  • Transnational Collaboration on Bullying, Migration and Integration at School Level (CA18115) https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA18115/
September 2018 - September 2021
European Commission
Position
  • Member
Description
  • Erasmus+ KA2 Project: Enhancing and Validating servIce related competences in Versatile learning environments in Western BAlkan Universities (e-VIVA)
Education
October 2008 - December 2014
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology
Field of study
  • Experimental personality psychology, Aggression, Psychometrics

Publications

Publications (79)
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The aim of this study was to investigate trends in research related to the Dark Triad using a bibliometric analysis. Four main clusters were recognized on author keywords: Dark Triad traits (Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy, along with terms such are life history theory, mating, and morality), measurement (short Dark Triad measures and...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate psychometric properties of three sadism scales: Short Sadistic Impulse Scale (SSIS), Varieties of Sadistic Tendencies (VAST, which measures direct and vicarious sadism), and Assessment of Sadistic Personality (ASP). Sample included 443 participants (50.1% men) from the general population. Reliability based on i...
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The aim of this study was to explore genetic and environmental contributions to laboratory‐induced aggressive behavior. On a sample of 478 adult twins (316 monozygotic), the Competitive Reaction Time Task was used for aggression induction. The results showed that the initial, basic level of aggression could be explained by both shared (45%) and non...
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The aim of this research was to explore the underlying structural organization and centrality of narcissism features by using network analysis. The research was conducted on a sample from the general population using subscales of four narcissism instruments (Narcissism Personality Inventory, Grandiose Narcissism Scale, Pathological Narcissism Inven...
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The aim of this research (N = 268) was to explore several compelling candidates for the Dark Core of the broader set of dark and light traits by using network analysis and analyses of shared variance. Several previously proposed cores were tested: primary psychopathy, narcissistic rivalry, Honesty-Humility, Aggressiveness, Selfishness, Antagonism a...
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With the rise of “dark leaders“ among presidents, this research aimed to explore the effects of Dark Triad traits and political orientation on presidential leadership style preferences. Since political orientation is expected to be the main predictor, we explored the incremental contribution of dark traits over and above political orientation. Samp...
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Subclinical sadism, characterized by infliction of cruelty, aggression, or humiliation on another for subjugation or pleasure, provides important information in the prediction of aversive behaviors that have implications for individuals’ and society’s well-being worldwide. Given sadism’s universal relevance, it is imperative that researchers ensure...
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The first aim of this study was to explore differences between male violent offenders and male community adults in Dark Tetrad traits and psychological distress. The second aim was to investigate moderation effects of dark traits in the prediction of psychological distress based on the membership of violent offenders or community adults. The sample...
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Osnovni cilj ovog istraživanja je utvrđivanje relacija između crta Mračne tetrade i faktora aleksitimije, uzimajući u obzir multidimenzionalnu prirodu mračnih crta, kao i njihove antagonističke (maladaptivne) aspekte i aspekte delotvornosti ili agensne aspekte (adaptivnije aspekte). Dodatno, ispitana je medijatorska uloga faktora aleksitimije u odn...
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Background The period of adolescence is considered extremely intense and complicated from a young person’s perspective, as it involves substantial changes in their functioning. The aim was to explore the psychometric properties of the Serbian adaptation of the Cannabis Use Intention Questionnaire (CUIQ) among students of secondary medical school....
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Previous research has shown that Dark Triad traits are tied to non-compliance, while there is not enough research regarding sadism. As dark traits are related to risk-taking behaviors, we hypothesized that proneness to risk-taking could be a mediating mechanism explaining the relation between dark traits and non-compliance with protective measures....
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This policy brief was created during the programme of British Council called Western Balkans science engagement programme – science communication and policy engagement training. It is interdisciplinary policy brief designed by the team of authors coming from fields of forestry, chemistry, environmental protection, economics, psychology and sociolog...
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The main aim of this study was to explore the etiology of relations between general cognitive ability (g) and different hierarchical phenotypic levels of the Five Factor Model (FFM), including the General Factor of Personality (GFP), the Big Two, the five domains of the FFM, and their 30 facets. The second aim was to detect personality facets that...
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This research aimed to explore the effects of physical activity and training routine on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and the proclaimed emergency state and curfew. To measure the mental health components of psychological distress and subjective well-being, two studies were conducted on different samples: Study 1 during the beginning o...
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The aim of this research was to validate the dual conception of envy in Serbian culture, measured by the Benign and Malicious Envy Scale (BeMaS). In Study 1 (N = 404), the results confirmed cross-cultural invariance of the Malicious Envy scale across Serbian and US samples, with the US sample obtaining higher scores. However, two items in the Benig...
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The aim of this study was to explore the effects of prosocial and antisocial personality tendencies and context-related state factors on compliance with protective behaviors to prevent the spread of coronavirus infections. Six types of prosocial tendencies (altruism, dire, compliant, emotional, public, and anonymous) and selfishness as the antisoci...
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This study (N = 347) aimed to reconsider relations between narcissism and love styles by viewing narcissism as a multidimensional trait including narcissistic grandiosity, vulnerability, admiration, rivalry, and communal narcissism. The results showed that mania correlated with all narcissism dimensions and that mania and ludus were best explained...
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Stockpiling during a crisis is usually seen as a response to experienced fear or as a form of social behavior. This study aimed to explore the effects of personality traits linked to antisociality (selfishness) and prosociality (prosocial tendencies) and the context-related state factor (fear related to the pandemic) on stockpiling during the COVID...
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The aim of this study was to validate the Serbian adaptation of the Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale–Revised (CLFODS-R). On a sample comprised of 263 participants (66% females), aged between 18 and 65 years, along with CLFODS-R, Big Five Plus Two-70 and PANAS were applied. Results support originally proposed factor structure of the scale, with di...
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This study aims to test psychometric properties and factor invariance of the Reactive-Proactive Aggression Questionnaire (RPQ) for adults across five countries: Serbia (N = 409), Mauritius (N = 400), the United States (N = 389), the Netherlands (N = 372), and China (N = 325). The results supported the two-factor structure across country samples, wi...
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The aim of this research was to examine the structure of the Dark Triad and Tetrad traits by answering the question whether a person-centered or a variable-centered approach is more suitable for their description, or its combination. Moreover, we examined whether the inclusion of sadism into the dark traits constellation would change the results. O...
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The aim of this study was to reexamine relations between dark traits and utilitarian moral judgement in sacrificial moral dilemmas by taking into account two contextual characteristics of dilemmas: the actor's role in sacrificing (personal or impersonal involvement in inflicting harm) and the actor's familiarity with the victim (a known or an unkno...
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Previous studies mostly explored the characteristics of mothers who showed a tendency towards violence against children. However, there was a lack of research regarding the characteristics of abusive fathers. The aim of this study was to test the effects of fathers' personality traits and frequency of negative life events, as well as their interact...
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The aim of the research is to explore the psychometric characteristics of the Serbian adaptation of the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS-v1.1) Symptom Checklist and Screener, as well as the Adult ADHD Self-Report Screening Scale for DSM-5 (ASRS-5). In addition to these scales, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21), Dickman Impulsivity...
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The first twin study in Serbia began in 2011 as a part of the research project, ‘Psychological Foundations of Mental Health: Hereditary and Environmental Factors’. At the same time, the research team from the Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Medicine in Novi Sad established the first Serbian twin registry. The registry is intended primarily for...
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The aim of this research was to examine centrality and redundancy of the Dark Tetrad traits (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism, and sadism) using network analysis. The first sample (N = 546) was assessed using a short instrument, the second (N = 404) and the third (N = 410) samples were assessed with full instruments for the first three dar...
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Osnovne uloge u vršnjačkom nasilјu su uloga nasilnika, žrtve (pasivne žrtve) i žrtve-nasilnika (aktivne žrtve). Dok su karakteristike nasilnika i pasivnih žrtvi veoma dobro istražene, manje se zna o karakteristikama aktivnih žrtvi. Cilј ovog istraživanja je razmatranje razlika između pomenute tri uloge u odnosu na dimenzije agresivnosti, empatije i...
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The main aim of this study was to develop a new scale for measuring travel destination personality-the Destination Personality Scale (DPS). It was assumed that DPS will confirm the applicability of the five-factor structure of the original Brand Personality Scale (BPS) by Aaker (1997) when more appropriate adjectives for the description of travel d...
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The aim of this research was to explore measurement invariance across samples from Serbia and the USA (Study 1) and to further validate the Serbian adaptation of the Pathological Narcissism Inventory – PNI (Study 2). The results supported the original seven-factor first-order structure as well as the hierarchical structure of the PNI with Narcissis...
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The aim of this study was to explore the effects of HEXACO traits and levels of provocation on aggressive behavior. The sample consisted of 168 participants randomly assigned to no-, low- or high-provocation conditions. Aggression was induced by the Taylor Aggression Paradigm, in which participants competed in a reaction time task wherein they rece...
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The aim of this study was to further explore the psychometric properties of the Serbian adaptation of the Reactive–Proactive Aggression Questionnaire (RPQ) using item response theory to gain insight into measurement precision (information) and differential item functioning (DIF) across sexes. The sample consisted of 1,268 community-dwelling adults....
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The aim of this research was to examine the profiles of Zuckerman's Alternative Five-Factor Model on offenders convicted for criminal acts with elements of violence, and their relations to the type of criminal offense and life events. A secondary aim was to compare psychological profiles on prison and the general population. The sample of offenders...
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The AVDH questionnaire for measurement of aggressiveness resulted from a factor analysis of the aggressiveness/agreeableness scales from personality questionnaires based on different paradigms and personality models (Big Five Inventory – BFI, IPIP–HEXACO–PI–R, Big Five Plus Two – BF+2, Zuckerman–Kulhman Personality Questionnaire–III–Revised –ZKPQ–I...
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Aggressive and impulsive behaviors have shown sufficient genetic influences and high co-occurrence, thus the question is whether dispositions for these behaviors share unique genetic or environmental contributions. The aim of this research was to explore etiology of phenotypic relationships between aggressiveness and impulsiveness. More precisely,...
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Purpose Entrepreneurial orientation (EO) at the organizational level refers to the process which includes methods, practices and decision-making styles which enhance the company’s approaches to business. At the individual level, EO is assessed using the individual entrepreneurial orientation (IEO: Bolton and Lane, 2012) scale, comprising three dime...
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The aim of this research was to determine whether the person-centered or the variable-centered approach is better at describing the covariance between the Dark Triad and Dark Tetrad traits in the community sample. On the sample of 624 participants (48.2% males), the Dark Triad Dirty Dozen (DTDD), the Short Sadistic Impulse Scale (SSIS) and the Vari...
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This is popular science article in Science Trends about the results of the research “When you say aggressiveness, what do you mean by that? Similarities and differences between aggressiveness/agreeableness scales from personality inventories”, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Article could be find at: https://scienc...
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The objective of this research was to validate the Narcissistic Personality Inventory across different response formats, given that several factor structures were proposed, ranging from two to seven factors. The original forced-choice format of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory was given to 410 participants and a modified, i.e., Likert format...
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We conducted three studies to examine the psychometric properties of the Serbian translations of the Dark Triad Dirty Dozen (Study 1, N = 364) and the Short Dark Triad (Study 2, N = 409), as well as their convergent and discriminant validity in relation to basic HEXACO personality traits and empathy (Study 3, N = 443). The three-factor structure, c...
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The aim of this research was to examine which components (affective, behavioral, or cognitive) of trait aggressiveness were included in aggressiveness/agreeableness scales from both psychobiological and psycholexical models. In Study 1, aggressiveness components were measured by the Aggression Questionnaire (AQ), and in Study 2 they were measured b...
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The aim of this research was to validate Serbian adaptations of three short six-factor model measures: 24 Questionnaire Big Six (24QB6), Mini-IPIP6, and Brief HEXACO Inventory (BHI). Besides these measures, HEXACO-100 was applied on a sample of 310 participants (41% of male) from the general population. The results of confirmatory factor analysis s...
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The aim of this study was to explore relations between two dark traits, psychopathy and sadism, and affective and cognitive empathy, as the moderation effect of both empathy components in the relations between these traits and antisocial behaviour. Data were obtained from 221 high school students (66.1% females). Four scales were used: Psychopathy...
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The aim of this research was to examine the relations between the HEXACO facets and aggressiveness components (anger, vengefulness, domination, hostility, reactive aggression, proactive aggression and indirect aggression). On a sample of 654 participants from general population, HEXACO-60, Aggressiveness Questionnaire AVDH, Reactive-Proactive Aggre...
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The AVDH questionnaire for measurement of aggressiveness resulted from a factor analysis of the aggressiveness/agreeableness scales from personality questionnaires based on different paradigms and personality models (Big Five Inventory – BFI, IPIP–HEXACO–PI–R, Big Five Plus Two – BF+2, Zuckerman–Kulhman Personality Questionnaire–III–Revised –ZKPQ–I...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the contribution of the Dark Triad (psychopathy, Machiavellianism and narcissism) over HEXACO traits in explanation of two functions of aggression – reactive and proactive aggression. Given the mixed results about gender differences in adult aggression, the relations between aggression and dark and basic persona...
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The aim of this research is to validate the HEXACO model of personality in the Serbian language through psychometric validation of the 100–item version of the HEXACO–PI–R. The research was conducted on 2 independent samples, the first comprising 1,217 participants from a community sample (55.5% females; average age = 31.77 years), and the second 34...
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One of the most frequently used self-report instruments of human defensive behaviors is Blanchards' threat scenarios. The aim of this study is to reevaluate situational cues on defensive behavioral repertoire by the modified version of the instrument. Instead of the first choice response format, we implemented a five-point Likert type scale. This a...
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The main aim of this research was to validate a Serbian adaptation of the Brand Personality Scale (BPS: Aaker, 1997) while applying it to tourist destinations. The BPS was developed as a measure of five personality traits of any kind of brand: Sincerity, Excitement, Competence, Sophistication, and Ruggedness. In the first study that was carried out...
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The main aim of this study was to examine the effect of the network size on formation and evolution of students’ friendship relations. Data was collected from two groups of sociology freshmen: a group from the University of Belgrade, which represents a larger group, and a group from the University of Novi Sad, which represents a smaller group. The...
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In previous research convergent and divergent validity of the Serbian adaptation of Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) were confirmed via correlations with personality traits and via induction of sadness and awe feeling. In this research further validation of the PANAS was tested, considering the content of specific subscales rather then...
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Personality traits are very important in choosing future profession because most professions require certain skills that are related to certain personality traits. The aim of our research was to determine which personality traits contribute the most to the distinction between the students of different professions, e.g. helping and non-helping profe...
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Cilj ovog istraživanja je ispitivanje klasifikacije osuđenika na osnovu osobina ličnosti. Na uzorku od 166 muškaraca lišena slobode, osuđena za nasilna krivična dela, primenjena je skraćena verzija upitnika Velikih pet plus dva (VP+2-70), Upitnik za procenu psihopatije (PAQ) i Upitnik agresivnosti BODH. Rezultati analize latentnih profila pokazuju...
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The study examined the relationships between empathy and peer violence among adolescents, along with gender as a moderator in these associations. Thereby, multidimensionality of empathy (affective and cognitive empathy) and different forms of violence (physical, verbal, and relational) were considered. The participants were 646 high school students...
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The aim of this study is to examine validity of a Serbian adaptation of the Emotional Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ: Gross & John, 2003). ERQ was based on Gross’ Process Model of Emotion Regulation, according to which emotion regulation can occur before and after the occurrence of emotional response. The questionnaire measures two strategies of emo...
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The aim of the research presented in the paper was to study the basic aspects of teaching quality and to establish the effects of students' academic characteristics on teaching quality evaluation. The sample consisted of 534 students of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. The students completed an evaluation questionnaire on a voluntary basis as...
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The aim of this research was to explore the effects of attitudes towards violence on different forms of violence behaviour among secondary school students. The moderator roles of gender and aggressiveness in relationships between attitude and violence were also tested. The Bullying Attitudinal Scale, the Peer Violence and Victimisation Question...
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U radu je dat kritički osvrt na najčešće korišćene tretmane nedostajućih podataka: tradicionalne, kao što su isključivanje nedostajućih podataka i jednostruke imputacije (zamena nedostajućih podataka srednjom vrednošću, imputacija pomoću regresije, slučajna imputacija), moderne, kao što su tretmani zasnovani na maksimalnoj verodostojnosti (npr. EM...
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The aim of this study is to examine the relations between roles in violent interactions and personality traits (congruent to dimensions of Big Seven lexical model), number of friends, and gender. The study was conducted on a sample of 1095 elementary school students from Serbia (51.4% female), aged 11–14. The results revealed that membership in the...
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The main aim of this study was to explore the latent structure of violence and victimisation based on the factor analysis of the Peer Violence and Victimisation Questionnaire (PVVQ), as well as to examine the correlates of violence and victimisation. The sample included 649 secondary school students (61.8% male) from the urban area. Besides the PVV...
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Cilj ovog rada predstavlja ispitivanje strukture nasilništva i viktimizacije na osnovu analize Upitnika vršnjačkog nasilja i viktimiza-cije (UVNV), kao i određivanje njihovih korelata. Uzorak je obuhvatio 649 učenika srednjih škola iz urbane sredine (61,8% muškog pola). Pored UVNV upitnika, primenjen je i Upitnik agresivnosti (BODH). Na osnovu para...
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Polaznu osnovu za konstruisanje upitnika za procenu agresivnosti BODH predstavljali su rezultati dobijeni analizom zajedničke strukture skala za procenu agresivnosti/prijatnosti iz upitnika ličnosti koji proističu iz različitih paradigmi i modela (Big Five Inventory - BFI, IPIP-HEXACO-PI-R, Velikih pet plus dva - VP+2, Zuckerman–Kulhman Personality...
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The aims of this study are to identify personality types based on the constructs of the revised reinforcement sensitivity theory, and to examine the relations between personality types, violent behavior and attitudes toward violence in prison and non-prison samples. The study was conducted on a sample of 716 males (including 107 prison inmates). Th...
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The AVDH questionnaire for measurement of aggressiveness resulted from a factor analysis of the aggressiveness/ agreeableness scales from personality questionnaires based on different paradigms and personality models (Big Five Inventory – BFI, IPIP–HEXACO–PI–R, Big Five Plus Two – BF+2, Zuckerman–Kulhman Personality Questionnaire–III–Revised – ZKPQ...
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The Violent Behavior Questionnaire among adults (VBQ) was developed as a self report measure of different forms of violent behaviors characteristic for interpersonal adult relationships. The VBQ contains five scales for assessment of serious and less serious physical violence, verbal and indirect violence. These forms of violence could be directed...
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The aim of this study was to examine the structure and intensity of relationships between dimensions of sexual behavior and personal characteristics in the context of sexual dimorphism. The sample included 233 participants (both genders, mean age 29,34). Dimensions of sexual behavior were measured using the Sexual Behavior Questionnaire, and per...
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This study examined the differences in personality traits between the clusters reflecting the roles in violent interactions among high school students. The sample included 397 students (51.1% male) of Serbian nationality from the first to the fourth grades of different high schools. Based on scores of five dimensions related to peer violence (Physi...
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The paper presents three studies which are aimed at assessment of psychometric properties of the IPIP 16PF questionnaire. Study 1 was conducted on a sample of 447 participants. The results suggest acceptable reliability coefficients for most scales. Five higher-order factors were extracted, which are congruent, to a certain extent, with Cattell's f...
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The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between career feedback and personality traits with self-efficacy in career decisionmaking. The sample included 225 employees (120 women and 105 men), aged 22 to 53 years. The used instruments were short version of the Big Five Plus Two, short form of the Career Decision Self-Efficacy Scale, ad...
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The aim of this research was to examine the psychometric properties of the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire on serbian sample, using the IRT model for graded responses. AQ contains four subscales: Physical aggression, Verbal aggression, Hostility and Anger. The sample included 1272 participants, both gender and age ranged from 18 to 68 years, wi...