Personality similarity and life satisfaction in couples

Furler, Katrin and Gomez, Veronica and Grob, Alexander. (2013) Personality similarity and life satisfaction in couples. Journal of Research in Personality, Vol. 47, H. 4. pp. 369-375.

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The present study examined the association between personality similarity and life satisfaction in a large, nationally representative sample of 1608 romantic couples. Similarity effects were computed for the Big Five personality traits as well as for personality profiles with global and differentiated indices of similar- ity. Results showed substantial actor and partner effects, indicating that both partners’ personality traits were related to both partners’ life satisfaction. Personality similarity, however, was not related to either partner’s life satisfaction. We emphasize the importance of thoroughly controlling for each partner’s per- sonality and for applying appropriate analytical methods for dyadic data when assessing the effect of per- sonality similarity in couples.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Society & Choice > Entwicklungs- und Persönlichkeitspsychologie (Grob)
UniBasel Contributors:Gomez, Véronica and Grob, Alexander and Furler, Katrin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Academic Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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