Regulatory foci and the big five
The distinction between promotion and prevention focus (Higgins, 1997) have been employed by many researchers dealing with processes of self-regulation. Little is known however about relations between regulatory orientations and more general personality traits. The present paper reports results of the study in which regulatory foci are analyzed in the context of five factor model of personality. To measure personality traits the NEO-FFI was used. Promotion and prevention regulatory foci was assessed by Polish adaptations of the Regulatory Focus Scale (RFS; Fellner et. al., 2007) and the Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ; Higgins, et. al. 2001). Theoretical implications concerning usefulness of trait approach for the field of self-regulation are discussed.