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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Merle Nurmoja, Talis Bachmann
The primary goal of this paper is to investigate whether interrogative suggestibility is related to certain personality traits in an Estonian sample of subjects (N = 61; 20 men and 41 women; mean age = 20.6 years; SD = 2.98). Results show that the means and standard deviations for different suggestibility scores in a sample of the Estonian population were all lower compared with those obtained in other European countries (UK, Poland, Iceland, Finland). No correlation of interrogative suggestibility with Big Five personality variables or state and trait anxiety was found. The only correlation that proved to be significant was between yield2 and shift of interrogative suggestibility and low self-esteem.

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