The Relation of Ego Integrity and Despair to Personality Traits and Mental Health.

@article{Westerhof2017TheRO,
  title={The Relation of Ego Integrity and Despair to Personality Traits and Mental Health.},
  author={Gerben J Westerhof and Ernst T. Bohlmeijer and Dan P. McAdams},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={400-407}
}
Objectives Existing studies in the Eriksonian tradition found that ego integrity and despair are important indicators of life-span development. The present study relates ego integrity and despair to contemporary theories of personality and mental health. Method A cross-sectional study of Dutch adults aged between 50 and 95 years (N = 218) was carried out, using the Northwestern Ego Integrity Scale, the subscales for neuroticism, extraversion, and openness to experience of the NEO-FFI, the… CONTINUE READING
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