Journal article

Who gives a veg? Relations between personality and Vegetarianism/Veganism.

Nicholas P Tan, Tamlin S Conner, Haisu Sun, Steven Loughnan, Luke D Smillie

Appetite | Published : 2021


With rates of vegetarianism and veganism (i.e., veg*nism) rising around the world, a growing body of research has begun to explore psychological characteristics that distinguish vegetarians and vegans from omnivores. However, relatively few studies have examined how veg*nism is related to differences in basic personality traits such as the "Big Five", with those that have tending to yield conflicting results. Moreover, none of these studies have examined personality at the lower levels of the personality trait hierarchy (i.e., aspects and facets of the Big Five). Thus, we sought to clarify how personality traits are related to veg*nism. In Study 1, comprising two samples (S1a: N = 797, S1b: ..

View full abstract