The developmental psychometrics of big five self-reports: acquiescence, factor structure, coherence, and differentiation from ages 10 to 20.

@article{Soto2008TheDP,
  title={The developmental psychometrics of big five self-reports: acquiescence, factor structure, coherence, and differentiation from ages 10 to 20.},
  author={Christopher J. Soto and O. John and S. Gosling and J. Potter},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={
          718-37
        }
}
How do youths' personality reports differ from those of adults? To identify the year-by-year timing of developmental trends from late childhood (age 10) to early adulthood (age 20), the authors examined Big Five self-report data from a large and diverse Internet sample. At younger ages within this range, there were large individual differences in acquiescent responding, and acquiescence variability had pronounced effects on psychometric characteristics. Beyond the effects of acquiescence, self… Expand
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