Gender Differences in Five Factor Model Personality Traits in an Elderly Cohort: Extension of Robust and Surprising Findings to an Older Generation.

@article{Chapman2007GenderDI,
  title={Gender Differences in Five Factor Model Personality Traits in an Elderly Cohort: Extension of Robust and Surprising Findings to an Older Generation.},
  author={Benjamin P Chapman and Paul R Duberstein and Slivia S{\"o}rensen and Jeffrey M. Lyness},
  journal={Personality and individual differences},
  year={2007},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={1594-1603}
}
In college and adult samples, women score higher then men on the Five Factor Model (FFM) personality traits of Neuroticism and Agreeableness. The present study assessed the extent to which these gender differences held in a sample of 486 older adults, ranging in age from 65-98 (M = 75, SD = 6.5), using the NEO-Five Factor Inventory. Mean and Covariance Structure models testing gender differences at the level of latent traits revealed higher levels of Neuroticism (d = .52) and Agreeableness (d… CONTINUE READING
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