|dc.description.abstract||The purpose of this study was to ascertain if high C developed as a compensation mechanism
to make up for a lack of intelligence: our hypothesis was that C would negatively correlate
with intelligence tests’ scores and IT accuracy scores. C was measured along with the other
Big 5 factors via a 100 item personality questionnaire: there were 10 items for each factor,
except C which had 10 items measuring each of its 6 subfacets, hence 100 items. Intelligence
was measured via Raven’s APM (gf measure) and WTAR (gc), along with a short IT task.
Results from these 4 tests were correlated in a matrix, but did not show any significant correlations
between C and Raven’s (r= .041, p> 0.05) nor WTAR (r= .068, p> 0.05) nor IT (r= -.041, p> 0.05).
None of C’s subfacets showed significant correlations. Our results therefore do not support
our hypotheses nor the compensation mechanism theory as we found only small positive
correlations, not significant negative ones. The possibility that significant correlations found in
other studies depend on the intelligence test used is discussed.||en