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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(11); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.021108.

Study on the Relationship between the Obedience of Personality and the Authority of Experts and Governments


Pan Langxuan

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Pan Langxuan

Shenzhen Experimental Chenghan School, Shenzhen 518000, China


The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between personality-related obedience and two types of Authority under the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. This study identifies Conscientiousness and Agreeableness as two personality factors, and Legitimate and Expert as two authority factors. The study then designs a novel experiment and uses the durable logic and evidence to form predicted results: in the coronavirus outbreak period, personality factor Conscientiousness and Agreeableness are correlated with the degree of obedience to government and expert as authority; people are generally more obedient to the government that to the expert; however, differences in personality have no significant effect on people’s obedience to authority.


Obedience, Authority, Personality, Government, Expert

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Pan Langxuan. Study on the Relationship between the Obedience of Personality and the Authority of Experts and Governments. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 11: 47-50. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.021108.


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