Eraldo De Grada, Stefano Livi

The relationship between domain specific and dispositional a-specific need for cognitive closure

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Keywords: need for cognitive closure, disposition, situation

The present study investigated the relationship between dispositional and situationally induced Need for Closure Cognitive (NCC). This relationship has not been addressed leaving the meaning undetermined. Three hypotheses are compared. In the first, the two forms could lead to a synergy between situational and dispositional nature of NCC. A second hypothesis is that the two forms are independent and autonomous in determining its effects. The last hypothesis suggests a "roof" effect, such that dispositional NCC does not induce its effects when correspondent a situational condition is present. Results supported the latter hypothesis, indicating that, when situational NCC is activated, dispositional low NCC is more sensitive to context in terms of perceived activation of NCC and conformism.

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