Aug 09 2008

Personality and Communication Media?

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This writing is one of my assignments for the course Quantitative Method -2006. It has been published in Jurnal Psikologi, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 112-129, December 2007. Full text dalam bahasa Indonesia and the english translation of the article can be downloaded

Abstract

As communication technologies such as e-mail have becoming indispensable for business communication, the study of the use and effects of technologies is increasingly relevant. This study is aimed at analyzing the correlation between personality traits and the choice of communication media. Research data from 22 studies published in the journals and the articles posted in the internet in the years of 1999 – 2006 were analyzed using meta analysis technique. The total of 4267 participants were involved in the research. Analysis was focused only on the correlation between three personality traits: extraversion, neuroticism, openness to experience, and the use of email. Two statistical technique error corrections were applied in analyzing the data, namely sampling error correction and measurement error correction.

It was found that after sampling error correction was calculated the correlation between extraversion and email usage was (ř ) = 0,33. Further, when measurement error was also calculated, the correlation between those two variables increased to (ρ) = 0,38. When sampling error corection was applied, the correlation between neuroticism and email usage was (ř ) = 0,13. Similar to extraversion when measurement error was corrected, the correlation between these two variables increased to (ρ) = 0,14. The correlation between openness to experience with email usage was (ř ) = 0,30 when sampling error correction was calculated. Further when the measurement error correction was applied the coeficient correlation was increased to (ρ) = 0,33. These findings indicated that personality traits correlate with email usage.

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3 Responses to “Personality and Communication Media?”

  1. boedon 11 Aug 2008 at 5:46 am

    | correlation between extraversion and email usage was (ř ) = 0,33.

    wah,
    Kalo dari uji2 psikometri yg pernah saya jalani, saya itu tergolong ISTJ.
    Saya termasuk outlier kali ya Bu?
    😀

  2. Neilaon 11 Aug 2008 at 9:33 am

    Nah ini dia yang menarik. Setelah dikoreksi, korelasinya menjadi 0,38 lho..
    Ada kajian teoritik yang cukup menarik mengenai hal ini, tapi pengujian empiriknya belum memberikan hasil yang konsisten. Menulis email dapat untuk hal-hal yang sifatnya kedinasan (formal) tetapi ada juga yang personal. Sehingga ini berkaitan dengan tujuan penggunaan email apakah untuk tujuan sosialisasi atau tidak.

    Ada juga lho kajian yang menyebutkan bahwa orang ekstrover cenderung menulis banyak tapi pendek, sebaliknya introver biasanya menulis lebih panjang he he..

    Nampaknya, ekstrover maupun interover sama-sama diuntungkan oleh teknologi ini. Kalau si ekstrover mendapat media yang memungkinkan ia untuk terhubung dengan lebih banyak orang. Dan si Introver merasakan bahwa media ini dapat membantunya terhubung dengan orang-orang yang selama ini sulit untuk dihubungi karena ada hambatan personal maupun sosial.

    Apakah Boedi outlier? Mari kita kaji lebih lanjut..

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