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Neuroticism, extraversion, goals, and subjective well-being : exploring the relations in young, middle-aged, and older adults

Gomez, Veronica and Allemand, Mathias and Grob, Alexander. (2012) Neuroticism, extraversion, goals, and subjective well-being : exploring the relations in young, middle-aged, and older adults. Journal of Research in Personality, 46 (3). pp. 317-325.

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Abstract

The positive association between intrinsic, as opposed to extrinsic, goal importance and Subjective Well-Being (SWB) is well-documented. However, less is known whether these associations are consistent across age groups and when simultaneously considering personality traits. Structural equation models conducted with young, middle-aged, and older adults indicated that neuroticism was negatively related to SWB across age groups, while extraversion and intrinsic goal importance held age-differential associations: Extraversion was related to SWB in the two younger age groups, whereas in older adults only an indirect effect emerged via intrinsic goal importance. Intrinsic goal importance was related to SWB among young and older adults but not among middle-aged adults. These results underscore the importance of age-differential associations in determinants of SWB.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Persönlichkeits- und Entwicklungspsychologie > Entwicklungs- und Persönlichkeitspsychologie (Grob)
UniBasel Contributors:Gomez, Véronica and Grob, Alexander and Allemand, Mathias
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0092-6566
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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