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Connectedness to Nature and to Humanity: their association and personality correlates.

Lee K, Ashton MC, Choi J, Zachariassen K - Front Psychol (2015)

Bottom Line: In a sample of 324 undergraduate students, CH and CN were operationalized using the Identification with All Humanity Scale (McFarland et al., 2012) and the CN Scale (Mayer and Frantz, 2004), respectively.These variables correlated moderately with each other (r = 0.44) and shared Openness to Experience and Honesty-Humility as their primary personality correlates.CN was found to play an important role in mediating the relationships between the two personality variables and some specific pro-environmental/pro-animal attitudes and ecological behaviors.

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Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada.

ABSTRACT
People differ in the extent to which they identify with humans beyond their ingroup and with non-human living things. We refer to the former as the Connectedness to Humanity (CH) and to the latter as the Connectedness to Nature (CN). In a sample of 324 undergraduate students, CH and CN were operationalized using the Identification with All Humanity Scale (McFarland et al., 2012) and the CN Scale (Mayer and Frantz, 2004), respectively. These variables correlated moderately with each other (r = 0.44) and shared Openness to Experience and Honesty-Humility as their primary personality correlates. CN was found to play an important role in mediating the relationships between the two personality variables and some specific pro-environmental/pro-animal attitudes and ecological behaviors.

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A Saturated Model of CH, CN, Honesty–Humility and Openness to Experience. CH, Connectedness to Humanity; CN, Connectedness to Nature; H, Honesty–Humility, O, Openness to Experience. Values on the left (right) side were standardized coefficients obtained from the model involving self-reported (observer reported) personality. ∗p < 0.05, ∗∗p < 0.01.
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Figure 1: A Saturated Model of CH, CN, Honesty–Humility and Openness to Experience. CH, Connectedness to Humanity; CN, Connectedness to Nature; H, Honesty–Humility, O, Openness to Experience. Values on the left (right) side were standardized coefficients obtained from the model involving self-reported (observer reported) personality. ∗p < 0.05, ∗∗p < 0.01.

Mentions: Figure 1 summarizes the results of the structural equation analyses for the model. The values in Figure 1 are standardized coefficients. The values on the left side of the slashes were obtained from the model involving self-reported personality, and the values on the right side from the model involving observer reported personality. Openness to Experience was found to show the strongest relations to both CH and CN (standardized coefficient = 0.23 and 0.44, respectively) and Honesty–Humility showed the second strongest coefficients to both CH and CN (standardized coefficient = 0.12 and 0.25, respectively). The hypothesis thus received strong support when personality variables were measured with self-reports. A post hoc exploratory analysis suggested that there were no other personality scales that showed significant associations with CH or CN. The latent correlation between CH and CN was 0.46 (after controlling for the two identification variables) when there was no path from personality, but the residual correlation between CH and CN observed in Figure 1 (conceptually a partial correlation controlling for the personality and identification variables included in the model) was 0.21, which was marginally significant (p < 0.08). It appears that a fairly large portion of the correlation between CH and CN can be explained in terms of their common associations with Openness to Experience and Honesty–Humility. Nevertheless, a non-trivial portion of the relationship between CH and CN remained unexplained by the personality variables.


Connectedness to Nature and to Humanity: their association and personality correlates.

Lee K, Ashton MC, Choi J, Zachariassen K - Front Psychol (2015)

A Saturated Model of CH, CN, Honesty–Humility and Openness to Experience. CH, Connectedness to Humanity; CN, Connectedness to Nature; H, Honesty–Humility, O, Openness to Experience. Values on the left (right) side were standardized coefficients obtained from the model involving self-reported (observer reported) personality. ∗p < 0.05, ∗∗p < 0.01.
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Figure 1: A Saturated Model of CH, CN, Honesty–Humility and Openness to Experience. CH, Connectedness to Humanity; CN, Connectedness to Nature; H, Honesty–Humility, O, Openness to Experience. Values on the left (right) side were standardized coefficients obtained from the model involving self-reported (observer reported) personality. ∗p < 0.05, ∗∗p < 0.01.
Mentions: Figure 1 summarizes the results of the structural equation analyses for the model. The values in Figure 1 are standardized coefficients. The values on the left side of the slashes were obtained from the model involving self-reported personality, and the values on the right side from the model involving observer reported personality. Openness to Experience was found to show the strongest relations to both CH and CN (standardized coefficient = 0.23 and 0.44, respectively) and Honesty–Humility showed the second strongest coefficients to both CH and CN (standardized coefficient = 0.12 and 0.25, respectively). The hypothesis thus received strong support when personality variables were measured with self-reports. A post hoc exploratory analysis suggested that there were no other personality scales that showed significant associations with CH or CN. The latent correlation between CH and CN was 0.46 (after controlling for the two identification variables) when there was no path from personality, but the residual correlation between CH and CN observed in Figure 1 (conceptually a partial correlation controlling for the personality and identification variables included in the model) was 0.21, which was marginally significant (p < 0.08). It appears that a fairly large portion of the correlation between CH and CN can be explained in terms of their common associations with Openness to Experience and Honesty–Humility. Nevertheless, a non-trivial portion of the relationship between CH and CN remained unexplained by the personality variables.

Bottom Line: In a sample of 324 undergraduate students, CH and CN were operationalized using the Identification with All Humanity Scale (McFarland et al., 2012) and the CN Scale (Mayer and Frantz, 2004), respectively.These variables correlated moderately with each other (r = 0.44) and shared Openness to Experience and Honesty-Humility as their primary personality correlates.CN was found to play an important role in mediating the relationships between the two personality variables and some specific pro-environmental/pro-animal attitudes and ecological behaviors.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada.

ABSTRACT
People differ in the extent to which they identify with humans beyond their ingroup and with non-human living things. We refer to the former as the Connectedness to Humanity (CH) and to the latter as the Connectedness to Nature (CN). In a sample of 324 undergraduate students, CH and CN were operationalized using the Identification with All Humanity Scale (McFarland et al., 2012) and the CN Scale (Mayer and Frantz, 2004), respectively. These variables correlated moderately with each other (r = 0.44) and shared Openness to Experience and Honesty-Humility as their primary personality correlates. CN was found to play an important role in mediating the relationships between the two personality variables and some specific pro-environmental/pro-animal attitudes and ecological behaviors.

No MeSH data available.