Three cross-sectional studies examined stability and change in personality over the course of life by measuring the relations linking age to personality traits, self-efficacy beliefs, values, and well-being in large samples of Italian male and female participants. In each study, relations between personality and age were examined across several age groups ranging from young adulthood to old age. In each study, personality constructs were first examined in terms of mean group differences accrued by age and gender and then in terms of their correlations with age across gender and age groups. Furthermore, personality-age correlations were also calculated, controlling for the demographic effects accrued by marital status, education, and health. Findings strongly indicated that personality functioning does not necessarily decline in the later years of life, and that decline is more pronounced in males than it is in females across several personality dimensions ranging from personality traits, such as emotional stability, to self-efficacy beliefs, such as efficacy in dealing with negative affect. Findings are discussed in terms of their implications for personality theory and social policy

Caprara, G., Caprara, M., Steca, P. (2003). Personality's correlates of adult development and aging. EUROPEAN PSYCHOLOGIST, 8(3), 131-147 [10.1027//1016-9040.8.3.131].

Personality's correlates of adult development and aging

STECA, PATRIZIA
2003

Abstract

Three cross-sectional studies examined stability and change in personality over the course of life by measuring the relations linking age to personality traits, self-efficacy beliefs, values, and well-being in large samples of Italian male and female participants. In each study, relations between personality and age were examined across several age groups ranging from young adulthood to old age. In each study, personality constructs were first examined in terms of mean group differences accrued by age and gender and then in terms of their correlations with age across gender and age groups. Furthermore, personality-age correlations were also calculated, controlling for the demographic effects accrued by marital status, education, and health. Findings strongly indicated that personality functioning does not necessarily decline in the later years of life, and that decline is more pronounced in males than it is in females across several personality dimensions ranging from personality traits, such as emotional stability, to self-efficacy beliefs, such as efficacy in dealing with negative affect. Findings are discussed in terms of their implications for personality theory and social policy
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5-Factor Model; Old-Age; Life; Psychology; Values; Health; Self; Optimism; Traits; Women
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Caprara, G., Caprara, M., Steca, P. (2003). Personality's correlates of adult development and aging. EUROPEAN PSYCHOLOGIST, 8(3), 131-147 [10.1027//1016-9040.8.3.131].
Caprara, G; Caprara, M; Steca, P
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