Cortisol awakening response (CAR) is considered as an index of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Some studies have indicated that CAR might be different depending on psychological traits of individuals. The present study investigated relations between CAR and psychological traits in Japanese males. The results showed that there was a negative correlation between CAR and openness trait of "Big five", suggesting that the individuals with high openness are associate with low CAR compared to those with low openness. This inconsistent result with previous studies suggests that cultural factor affects the relation between CAR and psychological traits.
|Translated title of the contribution||THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAITS AND THE CAR (CORTISOL AWAKENING RESPONSES) IN JAPANESE MALES|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||日本生理人類学会誌 = Japanese journal of physiological anthropology|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
崔多美, [マツ]本, 吏子, 江頭優佳, 本井碧, 西村貴孝, & 綿貫茂喜 (2014). 起床時コルチゾール反応(CAR)と性格特性との関連性: 日本人男性を対象として. 日本生理人類学会誌 = Japanese journal of physiological anthropology, 19(4), 247-251. https://doi.org/10.20718/jjpa.19.4_247