Predicting women's well-being in midlife: the importance of personality development and social role involvements.

@article{Vandewater1997PredictingWW,
  title={Predicting women's well-being in midlife: the importance of personality development and social role involvements.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Vandewater and Joan M. Ostrove and Abigail J. Stewart},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={
          1147-60
        }
}
Theories of adult development suggest that both personality and social roles are sources of adult well-being, but most research has examined only social roles. An integrated model was used, including personality, number of roles, and role quality, to predict well-being in 2 longitudinal studies of college-educated women. Results for both samples indicated that role quality and personality development were important components of the path to well-being, whereas number of roles, occupied was… CONTINUE READING
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