Longitudinal associations between personality profile stability and adjustment in college students: distinguishing among overall stability, distinctive stability, and within-time normativeness.

@article{Klimstra2010LongitudinalAB,
  title={Longitudinal associations between personality profile stability and adjustment in college students: distinguishing among overall stability, distinctive stability, and within-time normativeness.},
  author={Theo A. Klimstra and Koen Luyckx and William W. Hale and Luc Goossens and Wim H. J. Meeus},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={1163-84}
}
In the present study, longitudinal associations of 3 aspects of personality profile stability (i.e., overall stability, distinctive stability, and within-time normativeness) with 3 adjustment measures (i.e., depressive symptoms, self-esteem, and delinquency) were examined, using 4 waves of longitudinal data on a Belgian college sample (N=565). Longitudinal path models revealed strong longitudinal associations between adjustment and overall stability. Subsequent analyses showed that it is not… CONTINUE READING

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