This study examined differences in personality between fraternity- and sorority-affiliated college students and unaffiliated college students. A 20-item online survey was completed by 613 undergraduates (51% fraternity- and sorority-affiliated) measuring the Big Five personality factors. Analyses were conducted using independent samples t-tests to compare personalities of fraternity- and sorority-affiliated students to unaffiliated students. Fraternity and sorority members scored higher on measures of extraversion, measures of conscientiousness, and lower on measurers of neuroticism than nonmembers.
Armstrong, Michael B. and Grieve, Frederick G. Ph.D.
"Big Five Personality Traits of Collegiate Social Fraternities and Sororities,"
Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors: Vol. 10
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol10/iss2/7