The dark side of conscientiousness : conscientious people experience greater drops in life satisfaction following unemployment

@article{Boyce2010TheDS,
  title={The dark side of conscientiousness : conscientious people experience greater drops in life satisfaction following unemployment},
  author={C. Boyce and A. Wood and Gordon D. A. Brown},
  journal={Journal of Research in Personality},
  year={2010},
  volume={44},
  pages={535-539}
}
Conscientious individuals tend to achieve more and have higher well-being. This has led to a view that conscientiousness is always positive for well-being. We hypothesize that conscientiousness could be detrimental to well-being when failure is experienced, such as when individuals become unemployed. In a 4-year longitudinal study of 9570 individuals interviewed yearly we show that the drop in an individual's life satisfaction following unemployment is significantly moderated by their… Expand
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