Watton, Michael D. (2013) An exploration of the relationship between visual functioning and personality. Bachelor's thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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The research into the relationship between vision and psychological characteristics has primarily focused on individuals with significant or complete vision loss, with few studies examining the relationship between correctable visual impairment and personality; however, the present study examined this relationship. Twenty-five students (19 women and 6 men) from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of newfoundland, ranging in age from 17-23, voluntarily participated in this study. Each participant’s vision was measured with the NEO-FFI. Self-perceived visual functioning was measured through a questionnaire and demographic information was collected. The results showed that there were no significant relationships between visual acuity and refractive error scores and the personality traits measured. There was no significant relationship between self-perceived visual functioning and measured visual functioning, demonstrating the limits of the self-report questionnaires of visual functioning. Limitations of the study and directions for future research are discussed.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Bachelor's)|
|Additional Information:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 26-28).|
|Department(s):||Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Visual acuity--Psychological aspects; Eye--Refractive errors--Psychological aspects; Personality; Self-perception|
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