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- The Big Five traits as predictors of subjective and psychological well-being
- Grant, Sharon L.; Langan-Fox, Janice; Anglim, Jeromy
- Despite considerable research on personality and "hedonic" or subjective well-being, parallel research on "eudaimonic" or psychological well-being is scarce. The current study investigated the relationship between the Big Five traits and subjective and psychological well-being among 211 men and women. Results indicated that the relationship between personality factors and psychological well-being was stronger than the relationship between personality factors and subjective well-being. Extraversion, neuroticism, and conscientiousness correlated similarly with both subjective and psychological well-being, suggesting that these traits represent personality predispositions for general well-being. However, the personality correlates of the dimensions within each broad well-being type varied, suggesting that the relationship between personality and well-being is best modeled in terms of associations between specific traits and well-being dimensions.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale
- Psychological Reports, Vol. 105, no. 1 (Aug 2009), pp. 205-231
- Publication year
- Big Five traits; Personality traits; Psychological well-being; Subjective well-being
- Ammons Scientific
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- Copyright © Psychological Reports 2009.
- Peer reviewed