Personality Traits and Educational Identity Formation in Late Adolescents: Longitudinal Associations and Academic Progress

@article{Klimstra2012PersonalityTA,
  title={Personality Traits and Educational Identity Formation in Late Adolescents: Longitudinal Associations and Academic Progress},
  author={Theo A Klimstra and Koen Luyckx and Veerle Germeijs and Wim H J Meeus and Luc Goossens},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={2012},
  volume={41},
  pages={346-361}
}
Changes in personality traits in late adolescence and young adulthood are believed to co-occur with changes in identity, but little research is available that supports this hypothesis. The present study addressed this relatively understudied area of research by examining longitudinal associations of Big Five personality traits (i.e., Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness) with dimensions of identity formation (i.e., identification with commitment and… Expand
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