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Goals and plans for Big Five personality trait change in young adults

Goals and plans for Big Five personality trait change in young adults

Robinson, Oliver, Noftle, Erik E., Guo, Jen, Asadi, Samaneh and Xiaozhou, Zhang (2015) Goals and plans for Big Five personality trait change in young adults. Journal of Research in Personality, 59. pp. 31-43. ISSN 0092-6566 (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2015.08.002)

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Abstract

Four studies were conducted on young adults’ goals and plans to change personality traits. In Study 1, a new trait change goal assessment tool, the BF-TGI, found Neuroticism to be the most frequently cited trait for a change goal. In Study 2, data was gathered from the UK, Iran and China. Iran showed a higher prevalence of normative change goals than the UK and China. Study 3 investigated plans to change traits. Extraversion and Conscientiousness plans were more specific than for the other traits. Study 4 investigated whether goals and plans to change predict change over 12 months, and found that goals and plans to change Conscientiousness and Neuroticism predicted change in the opposite direction to the goal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Goals; Plans; Traits; Culture; Change; Longitudinal; Big Five
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Applied Psychology Research Group
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2017 00:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: GREAT a
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14172

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