Timing of Stressful Life Events Affects Stability and Change of Neuroticism

@article{Riese2014TimingOS,
  title={Timing of Stressful Life Events Affects Stability and Change of Neuroticism},
  author={H. Riese and H. Snieder and B. Jeronimus and T. Korhonen and R. Rose and J. Kaprio and J. Ormel},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={193 - 200}
}
Neuroticism is a predictor of many health problems. To study the determinants of within–subject change in neuroticism, three hypotheses were tested: (i) subjects who experienced stressful life events (SLEs) show an increase in neuroticism; (ii) high baseline neuroticism moderated this effect; and (iii) recent SLEs had a greater impact on neuroticism than distant SLEs. Data came from the Finnish Twin Cohort. Neuroticism data were collected in 1975 and 1981 and SLEs data in 1981 (n = 21 085). By… Expand
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