IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(10): 844-848 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.567

Perceptual Reasoning and Moral Competency as Predictors of Extraversion - A Preliminary Finding

Mohd Nasir Che Mohd Yusoff and Nazirah Hanim Sharipudin
Abstract—Combination factors of perceptual reasoning and moral competency may contribute to the significant variance in explaining the extraversion trait of personality. This paper determines selected factors (i.e. perceptual reasoning and moral competency) that potentially predict the extraversion. The self-administered of Universiti Sains Malaysia Personality Inventory (USMaP-i) and the Moral Competency Inventory (MCI) were distributed to 33 undergraduate medical students studying at Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Upon completion of the questionnaires, a quick simple intelligence test i.e. Perceptual Reasoning Test from the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth edition, was performed. Moral competency explained 13% of the variance of the extraversion. Meanwhile, perceptual reasoning did not indicate any significant prediction towards extraversion. The element of morality is important to determine extraversion, rather than intelligence. However, this finding should be accepted with cautious due to the preliminary analysis and sample size limitation

Index Terms—Extraversion, moral competency, perceptual reasoning, personality

The authors are with the Department of Neurosciences, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia (e-mail: nasirff@usm.my, nazirah.mpputm@gmail.com).

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Cite: Mohd Nasir Che Mohd Yusoff and Nazirah Hanim Sharipudin, " Perceptual Reasoning and Moral Competency as Predictors of Extraversion - A Preliminary Finding," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 844-848, 2015.

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