Perfectionism and the Five-factor Personality Traits as Predictors of Mortality in Older Adults

@article{Fry2009PerfectionismAT,
  title={Perfectionism and the Five-factor Personality Traits as Predictors of Mortality in Older Adults},
  author={P. Fry and D. Debats},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={513 - 524}
}
  • P. Fry, D. Debats
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Health Psychology
  • The major hypothesis of the study was that perfectionism as a personality trait, along with the five-factor personality traits and dispositional optimism, is strongly associated with mortality in late life. After baseline assessment of health and personality traits as predictors of mortality, 450 participants were followed over a period of 6.5 years. Consistent with our hypotheses, findings demonstrated that risk of death was significantly greater for high scorers in perfectionism and… CONTINUE READING
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