Vegetarianism, depression, and the five factor model of personality

John Nezlek , A.forestell Catherine


ABSTRACT This study investigated whether vegetarians and omnivores differ in their personality characteristics. We measured the five factor model of personality and depressive symptoms in vegetarians, who avoided meat and fish (n = 276); semi-vegetarians, who ate some meat and/or fish (n = 1191); and omnivores (n = 4955). Although vegetarians and semi-vegetarians were more open to new experiences, they were more neurotic and depressed than omnivores. Neither conscientiousness nor agreeableness varied as a function of dietary habits. These findings contribute to our understanding about differences between vegetarians’ and omnivores’ personalities, which might help us better understand individual differences in food preferences.
Author John Nezlek (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
John Nezlek,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, A.forestell Catherine
A.forestell Catherine,,
Journal seriesEcology of Food and Nutrition, ISSN 0367-0244, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in EnglishDepression; neuroticism; openness; personality; semi-vegetarian; vegetarian
ASJC Classification2303 Ecology; 2700 General Medicine; 1106 Food Science; 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.62; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.343 (2) - 2017=1.406 (5)
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