- Openness to Experience
- Emotional Stability
The only reason I mention it is that, on Table 3, political knowledge gets tossed into the mix. This is basically an examination of civic engagement (participation) as a function of the big personality traits. Table 3, for example, looks at openness to experience and various political activities. Political knowledge and internal efficacy (the belief of one's own competence in understanding politics) do a better job, it seems to me, than openness to experience when it comes to predicting participation. The study is much broader than this, far more complex, but I'm keeping just to the bit that touches on knowledge.