Personality traits in singers performing various music styles and with different singing status
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The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland (Department of Otolaryngology, Audiology and Phoniatrics)
Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland (Department of Biophysics, Physiology and Pathophysiology)
Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland (Department of Child and Adolescent Health)
State Agency for Prevention of Alcohol Related Problems, Warsaw, Poland (Public Education, Research and International Cooperation Department)
Polish Air Force University, Dęblin, Poland (Faculty of Aviation)
Independent reasercher
Online publication date: 2023-09-25
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Maria Sobol   

Medical University of Warsaw, Department of Biophysics, Physiology and Pathophysiology, Chałubińskiego 5, 02-004 Warsaw, Poland
Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2023;36(4):541-50
Objectives: Objective was to find personality traits in singers performing various music styles and with different singing status. Material and Methods: The study consisted of 87 singers (66 females, 21 males; age: M±SD 25.5±8.2 years; 40 students, 22 professionals and 25 amateurs; 38 classical singers, 42 contemporary commercial music [CCM] singers; 55 solo singers and 22 choral singers). Participants filled in the NEO Five-Factor Inventory questionnaire and demographic information form. Results: Median values compared to the Polish general population, suggest that solo, CCM, student and professional singers have a high level of conscientiousness. Those who sing in a choir, classical music, amateurs and students have relatively high level of agreeableness. High level of extraversion is observed among CCM singers and students. Students score higher on extraversion then professionals (p < 0.001). Professionals score higher on extraversion then amateurs (p < 0.01). Professionals less frequently than amateurs and students score high on agreeableness (p < 0.001). High scores on conscientiousness are significantly higher among professionals and students compared to amateurs (p < 0.001 in both cases). Solo singers have higher level of conscientiousness (p < 0.001) and openness (p < 0.001) and lower neuroticism (p < 0.01) than choral singers. Classical singers more often than CCM singers score low on openness (p < 0.01) and high on agreeableness (p < 0.01). Conclusions: Classical singers have lower level of openness and higher level of agreeableness than CCM singers. Neuroticism is higher among choir than solo singers and conscientiousness is higher among solo than choir singers. Amateurs had the highest level of neuroticism and the lowest level of conscientiousness as compared with professional singers and students. Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2023;36(4):541–50
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