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A gradient of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety
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Following a cohort of 1,000 children from birth to the age of 32 y, it is shown that childhood self-control predicts physical health, substance dependence, personal finances, and criminal offending outcomes, following a gradient of self- control. Expand
The rank-order consistency of personality traits from childhood to old age: a quantitative review of longitudinal studies.
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Meta-analytic techniques used to test whether trait consistency maximizes and stabilizes at a specific period in the life course showed that the longitudinal time interval had a negative relation to trait consistency and that temperament dimensions were less consistent than adult personality traits. Expand
Patterns of mean-level change in personality traits across the life course: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.
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The present study used meta-analytic techniques to determine the patterns of mean-level change in personality traits across the life course and showed that people increase in measures of social dominance, conscientiousness, and emotional stability in young adulthood and decrease in both of these domains in old age. Expand
Personality development: stability and change.
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This review examines research about the structure of personality in childhood and in adulthood, with special attention to possible developmental changes in the lower-order components of broad traits. Expand
Conscientiousness and health-related behaviors: a meta-analysis of the leading behavioral contributors to mortality.
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The authors conducted a meta-analysis of conscientiousness-related traits and the leading behavioral contributors to mortality in the United States to demonstrate the importance ofcientiousness' contribution to the health process through its relationship to health-related behaviors. Expand
The Power of Personality: The Comparative Validity of Personality Traits, Socioeconomic Status, and Cognitive Ability for Predicting Important Life Outcomes
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The influence of personality traits on important life outcomes is demonstrated, the need to more routinely incorporate measures of personality into quality of life surveys is highlighted, and further research is encouraged about the developmental origins of personality trait and the processes by which these traits influence diverse life outcomes. Expand
The kids are alright: growth and stability in personality development from adolescence to adulthood.
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The results indicate that the transition from adolescence to young adulthood is marked by continuity of personality and growth toward greater maturity. Expand
The divided self: concurrent and longitudinal effects of psychological adjustment and social roles on self-concept differentiation.
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Findings provide strong evidence that SCD is a sign of fragmentation of the self rather than specialization of role identities, and that the social context was an important determinant of SCD. Expand
THE STRUCTURE OF CONSCIENTIOUSNESS: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION BASED ON SEVEN MAJOR PERSONALITY QUESTIONNAIRES
The purpose of this study was to identify the underlying structure of the trait domain of Conscientiousness using scales drawn from 7 major personality inventories. Thirty-six scales conceptuallyExpand
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