Selected components of social competence in relation to other personality characteristics
Vybrané komponenty sociální kompetence ve vztahu ke ostatním osobnostním charakteristikám
In this study we understood social competence as a sum of predictors for adequate social interactions and communication. In our research we divided these predictors in two groups. In the first group were the intrapersonal components - connected with the personality as such, in the concrete social well-being (satisfaction), adaptability and flexibility, coping and hostility. In the second group were the interpersonal components - connected with interpersonal relationships and social situations. It was active behaviour in social situations, social exhibitionism and social frustration.
In the first part of this study we introduce and discuss some knowledge and information about social competence as a concept. In the next part we present the results of our research. Our aim was to find some relations between social competence and the basic traits of personality according to Big five model (it means neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness).
We used the NEO - five factor personality inventory and the inventory that we created especially for our research. The sample contained 91 university students. The mean age was 21,6 year. We used the Pearson´s coefficient of correlation to get the results. According to our results, the most important predictors of social competence were extraversion and low neuroticism. Also some other interesting information were obvious: no significant relation between neuroticism and social frustration, significant relation between extraversion and social well-being, significant relation between extraversion and adaptability + flexibility and significant relation between conscientiousness and adaptability + flexibility.
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EN: Selected components of social competence in relation to other personality characteristics