This study aims to explore the utility of resilient, overcontrolled and undercontrolled personality prototypes in discriminating 735 elderly Italian adults with regards to their well-being, quality of interpersonal relationships, and leisure activities. Prototype membership, corresponding to the three types, was identified through cluster analysis of Big Five self-ratings. The three prototypes clearly differed in terms of their life and health satisfaction, positive affectivity, interpersonal trust, civic and social engagement and leisure activities. Resilients showed the most positive profile; undercontrollers mistrusted their family members, whereas overcontrollers reported particularly low satisfaction and a scarce involvement in social and recreation activities. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Steca, P., Alessandri, G., & Caprara, G. (2010). The utility of a well-known personality typology in studying successful aging: Resilients, undercontrollers,and overcontrollers in old age. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 48(4), 442-446 [10.1016/j.paid.2009.11.016].

The utility of a well-known personality typology in studying successful aging: Resilients, undercontrollers,and overcontrollers in old age

STECA, PATRIZIA
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2010

Abstract

This study aims to explore the utility of resilient, overcontrolled and undercontrolled personality prototypes in discriminating 735 elderly Italian adults with regards to their well-being, quality of interpersonal relationships, and leisure activities. Prototype membership, corresponding to the three types, was identified through cluster analysis of Big Five self-ratings. The three prototypes clearly differed in terms of their life and health satisfaction, positive affectivity, interpersonal trust, civic and social engagement and leisure activities. Resilients showed the most positive profile; undercontrollers mistrusted their family members, whereas overcontrollers reported particularly low satisfaction and a scarce involvement in social and recreation activities. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Big Five; Personality typology; Successful aging;
English
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446
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Steca, P., Alessandri, G., & Caprara, G. (2010). The utility of a well-known personality typology in studying successful aging: Resilients, undercontrollers,and overcontrollers in old age. PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 48(4), 442-446 [10.1016/j.paid.2009.11.016].
Steca, P; Alessandri, G; Caprara, G
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