Health-related behaviour and personality trait development in adulthood: Journal of Research in Personality

Publikationen: Beitrag in FachzeitschriftZeitschriftenaufsätzeForschungBegutachtung




This investigation explored the contribution of a healthy lifestyle to personality trait stability and change during adulthood. A nationally representative sample of 11,133 Australian adults completed self-report measures of health-related behaviour and personality traits at baseline (2010) and again four years later (2014). Results showed that physical activity and alcohol intake, and to a lesser extent diet and cigarette smoking, were important for mean-level change and intra-individual stability of personality for all trait dimensions. Moreover, positive health behaviours were associated with less of a decrease in extraversion and more of an increase in openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness over four years. These findings suggest that healthy living might help to facilitate desirable personality trait stability and change during adulthood. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ZeitschriftJournal of Research in Personality
Seiten (von - bis)104-110
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2015

ID: 1552357


Beziehungsdiagramm anzeigen