Volume 20 Num. 3 - October 2020
Relationship between Frustration Intolerance and Personality Dimensions
Volume 20 Num. 3 - October 2020 - Pages 343-351
LE Morillo Rivero , R Torrubia , AJ Ibáñez Molina , C Torres
Frustration is a negative state triggered by unexpected reward loss with behavioral, emotional and motivational components. Frustration Intolerance (FI) has been considered a vulnerability marker for psychopathology, its impact being modulated by personality dimensions. In this study, the relationship between FI and personality dimensions was analyzed in 640 undergraduate students. The reduced version of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory and the Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire assessed personality dimensions. The Investigative Scale of Tolerance to Frustration, the Frustration Discomfort Scale, and the Frustrative Nonreward Responsiveness Scale assessed the behavioral, emotional and motivational components of FI, respectively. Descriptive, reliability, Pearson and partial correlation analyses were conducted. Regardless of the frustration component assessed, FI consistently and positively correlated with Neuroticism, Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward. The relationship between FI and other personality dimensions seemed to be dependent on the particular FI assessment instrument used and on the corresponding component involved: Behavioral FI correlated positively with Extraversion and negatively with Openness and Agreeableness, whereas the relationship between these personality dimensions and emotional and motivational FI was not so clear. Therefore, a systematic analysis of the components of FI seems to be necessary to understand its relationship with personality.
Keywords: personality, frustration intolerance, neuroticism, sensitivity to punishment, sensitivity to reward.
How to cite this paper: Morillo-Rivero LE, Torrubia R, Ibáñez-Molina AJ, & Torres C (2020). Relationship between Frustration Intolerance and Personality Dimensions. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 20, 3, 343-351.
personality, frustration intolerance, neuroticism, sensitivity to punishment, sensitivity to reward
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