2021 Student Research Conference:
34th Annual Student Research Conference

Stress, Success, and Personality Process


Aisha Khorana* and Ashley B. Taylor
Dr. Katherine Judd, Faculty Mentor

This research investigated the relationship between Big Five personality characteristics and levels of stress pride, a new construct that is primarily defined as the perception of stress as a measure of competence and worth. Recent articles have described individuals with stress pride as those that see high stress as synonymous with success (Leisen, 2013). Stress can lead to various negative health consequences, and a culture that glorifies the overworked could exacerbate these consequences (Pietrangelo, 2020). Three linear regressions were conducted to analyze the relationship between Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, Agreeableness, and stress pride. Consistent with our hypothesis, our findings showed higher levels of conscientiousness and neuroticism significantly predicted higher levels of stress pride. Agreeableness yielded no significant results. These results suggest that certain personality factors may contribute to higher levels of stress pride. This research could have an impact on college culture, and assist universities in managing stress for optimal well-being.

Keywords: Stress Pride, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, Agreeableness

Topic(s):Psychology

Presentation Type: Asynchronous Virtual Poster

Session: 18-6
Location: https://flipgrid.com/fc0c5b54
Time: 0:00

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