How Do Personality Traits Effect Shame and Guilt?: An Evaluation of the Turkish Culture

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Erden Çınar S. , Akbağ M.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, ss.113-131, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14689/ejer.2015.58.4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.113-131


Problem Statement: Feelings of shame and guilt as negative social emotions have a deep and continuous impact throughout our lives, particularly on our behaviors in both intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. It was widely accepted that these feelings originate from a person's early period of life's interpersonal experiences in the family and other key relationships. According to literature, shame and guilt are also related to personality traits; however, research findings were not consistent with each other. At this point, owing to the possible effect of the culture on shame and guilt, it can be considered that the relationship between these emotions and personality needs to be investigated in the cultural context.