Specialization as a Personality Trait and Tendency: Introducing an Instrument of Measuring the Specialization Degree. Part 1


Specialization constitutes a phenomenon which has been extensively researched in the framework both of the economic science—and its various structural cognitive fields—and also of the science of Biology. However, equivalent systematic attempt in evaluating the possible correlations and consequences of specialization in reference to multiple psycho-cognitive aspects of the individual’s personality is not observable from the point of view of psychological science. Objective of the current study is the introduction of a theoretical model of specialization as a dynamic variable, as a trend, and from that stand point to evaluate a person’s specialization degree in relation to other parameters of its psycho-cognitive being. In order to test the validity of the conception of specialization as a measurable factor, the Specialization Questionnaire (S.Q.) is created and introduced. More specifically, the S.Q. is aiming, on the one hand, at quantifying the degree of professional specialization and, on the other hand, at investigating the possible correlation between professional specialization and the tendency to seek for, respectively, specialized stimuli in other aspects of life, such as the personal-free time and the interpersonal relations.

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Vrachas, C. and Leontakianakos, G. (2015) Specialization as a Personality Trait and Tendency: Introducing an Instrument of Measuring the Specialization Degree. Part 1. Psychology, 6, 1964-1970. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.615194.

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