Can children provide coherent, stable, and valid self-reports on the big five dimensions? A longitudinal study from ages 5 to 7.

@article{Measelle2005CanCP,
  title={Can children provide coherent, stable, and valid self-reports on the big five dimensions? A longitudinal study from ages 5 to 7.},
  author={J. Measelle and O. John and J. Ablow and P. Cowan and C. Cowan},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={
          90-106
        }
}
Research on early childhood personality has been scarce. Self-reports of Big Five personality traits were measured longitudinally with the Berkeley Puppet Interview when children were 5, 6, and 7 years of age. For comparative purposes, Big Five self-reports were collected in a sample of college students. The children's self-reports showed levels of consistency and differentiation that approached those of the college age sample. Children's personality self-reports demonstrated significant… Expand
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