The big five traits as predictors of subjective and psychological well-being

Grant, S., Langan-Fox, J. and Anglim, J. 2009, The big five traits as predictors of subjective and psychological well-being, Psychological reports, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 205-231.

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Title The big five traits as predictors of subjective and psychological well-being
Author(s) Grant, S.
Langan-Fox, J.
Anglim, J.ORCID iD for Anglim, J.
Journal name Psychological reports
Volume number 105
Issue number 1
Start page 205
End page 231
Total pages 27
Publisher Ammons Scientific
Place of publication Missoula, Mont.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0033-2941
Keyword(s) Health Status
Personality Inventory/statistics & numerical data
Extraversion (Psychology)
Factor Analysis - Statistical
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Ammons Scientific
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