Personality trait development from age 12 to age 18: longitudinal, cross-sectional, and cross-cultural analyses.

@article{Mccrae2002PersonalityTD,
  title={Personality trait development from age 12 to age 18: longitudinal, cross-sectional, and cross-cultural analyses.},
  author={Robert R Mccrae and Paul T Costa and A. Terracciano and Wayne D. Parker and Carol J Mills and Filip de Fruyt and Ivan Mervielde},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1456-68}
}
Three studies were conducted to assess mean level changes in personality traits during adolescence. Versions of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (P. T. Costa, Jr., & R. R. McCrae, 1992a) were used to assess the 5 major personality factors. A 4-year longitudinal study of intellectually gifted students (N = 230) was supplemented by cross-sectional studies of nonselected American (N = 1,959) and Flemish (N = 789) adolescents. Personality factors were reasonably invariant across ages, although… CONTINUE READING
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