Personality trait level and change as predictors of health outcomes: findings from a national study of Americans (MIDUS).

@article{Turiano2012PersonalityTL,
  title={Personality trait level and change as predictors of health outcomes: findings from a national study of Americans (MIDUS).},
  author={Nicholas A. Turiano and Lindsay Pitzer and Cherie Armour and Arun S. Karlamangla and Carol D. Ryff and Daniel K. Mroczek},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={4-12}
}
OBJECTIVES Personality traits predict numerous health outcomes, but previous studies have rarely used personality change to predict health. METHODS The current investigation utilized a large national sample of 3,990 participants from the Midlife in the U.S. study (MIDUS) to examine if both personality trait level and personality change longitudinally predict 3 different health outcomes (i.e., self-rated physical health, self-reported blood pressure, and number of days limited at work or home… CONTINUE READING
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