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Do Astrological Beliefs Reflects Systematic Bias in Personality Measurement?


Gözde Bozkurt

Ahmet Mete Çilingirtürk, Ph.D.


Personality is a complex concept specified by many factors and separated from character concept in many ways. Astrology is an ancient study that involves classifications based upon the zodiac and regarded now as a pseudo-science. In this study, aim was to investigate the effect of the astrological personality on the personality characteristics, which were measured by the Five Factor Personality Model. The research studies finding that the pre-scientific beliefs had an effect on personality measurements, motivates to accept the astrological groupings as a factor on explaining the personality and trait. The significant effects indicates either a direct reasoning or a systematic bias without questioning the belief of respondent.

Keywords: Astrology, Astropsychology, Five Factor Personality Model, Multivariate Analysis of Variance, Personality, Personality Characteristics

Jel Classification: C46

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Bozkurt, G. & Çilingirtürk, A. M. (). Do Astrological Beliefs Reflects Systematic Bias in Personality Measurement?. Alphanumeric Journal, 9(2), 217-228. http://dx.doi.org/10.17093/alphanumeric.908546


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Volume 9, Issue 2, 2021


alphanumeric journal

Volume 9, Issue 2, 2021

Pages 217-228

Received: April 2, 2021

Accepted: Oct. 22, 2021

Published: Dec. 31, 2021

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