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Patterns of mean-level change in personality traits across the life course: a meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.
The present study used meta-analytic techniques (number of samples = 92) to determine the patterns of mean-level change in personality traits across the life course. Results showed that peopleExpand
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Not all conscientiousness scales change alike: a multimethod, multisample study of age differences in the facets of conscientiousness.
Previous research has shown that traits from the domain of conscientiousness tend to increase with age. However, previous research has not tested whether all aspects of conscientiousness change withExpand
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What do conscientious people do? Development and validation of the Behavioral Indicators of Conscientiousness (BIC).
Typical assessments of personality traits collapse behaviors, thoughts, and feelings into a single measure without distinguishing between these different manifestations. To address this lack ofExpand
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De‐investment in work and non‐normative personality trait change in young adulthood
The present study investigated the relationship between experiences of de‐investment in work and change in personality traits in an 8‐year longitudinal study of young adults (N = 907). De‐investmentExpand
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A lexical investigation of the lower-order structure of conscientiousness.
A principal components analysis of lexically derived trait adjectives was performed to investigate the lower-order factor structure of conscientiousness (N=1675). A solution with eight substantiveExpand
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Personality traits change in adulthood: reply to Costa and McCrae (2006).
In a response to comments by P. T. Costa, Jr., and R. R. McCrae on the current authors' original article, the authors show that Costa and McCrae's writings on personality suggest a belief inExpand
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Cyberchondria: Parsing Health Anxiety From Online Behavior.
BACKGROUND Individuals with questions about their health often turn to the Internet for information about their symptoms, but the degree to which health anxiety is related to online checking, andExpand
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Conscientiousness and Health across the Life Course
This article provides an overview of the role conscientiousness plays in the health process over the life course. The authors describe their research on the underlying structure of conscientiousnessExpand
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Mechanisms of health: Education and health-related behaviours partially mediate the relationship between conscientiousness and self-reported physical health
The personality trait of conscientiousness is an important predictor of health and longevity. The present research examined how conscientiousness, in combination with educational attainment andExpand
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On the relationship between substance use and personality traits: Abstainers are not maladjusted
Two studies were conducted to test the relationship between substance use and personality. Participants in Study 1 (N=118) completed measures of the Big Five and additional personality inventoriesExpand
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