The Influence of Gender and Personality Differences on Valence Emotional Words in Young Adults: A Behavioral Study

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Piya Thongbang
Seree Chadcham
Peera Wongupparaj
Pattrawadee Makmee


Background: Emotions are feelings caused by various stimuli, which can either be positive or negative. They can also be engaged in pleasure and unpleasure activities, and motivate some forms of behavior. As such, emotional education can help to gain valuable knowledge in the field of emotional science. 

Objective: Compare the emotions of young adults classified by gender and personality while examining Thai words and the interaction between gender and personality.

Materials and methods: The purpose of this experimental research was to design experimental activities on valence emotions by examining Thai words, which could stimulate valence emotions in young adults by studying students in the 2018 academic year at Burapha University, Chonburi Province, Thailand. The 80 participants comprised 40 males and 40 females aged between 20 and 22 years old, who consisted of extravert and ambivert personality groups. An analysis of the basic statistics, percentage, mean and standard deviation was conducted. The variance of the variables was the behavioral perception of the emotions between the males and females, and extravert and ambivert personality with two-way ANOVA. 

Results: The results showed the variance emotions of the test subjects between males and females were different when examining Thai words that stimulated emotions in an unpleasure activity that displayed a significant difference (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: The results showed that valence emotional words between males and females were different.


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