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Personality change goals and plans as predictors of longitudinal trait change in young adults: a replication with an Iranian sample

Personality change goals and plans as predictors of longitudinal trait change in young adults: a replication with an Iranian sample

Asadi, Samaneh, Mohammadi Dehaj, Hamideh and Robinson, Oliver (2020) Personality change goals and plans as predictors of longitudinal trait change in young adults: a replication with an Iranian sample. Journal of Research in Personality, 85:103912. ISSN 0092-6566 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.103912)

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Abstract

Goals and plans for changing one’s personality traits have been found to be commonly held, particularly in young adults. Evidence for whether such goals and plans can predict actual trait change is mixed. The current study replicated and extended the methodology of a previous study to investigate whether trait change goals and plans predict change over a year in an Iranian sample of students. It was found that goals and plans before and after the 12-month period predicted longitudinal change in Openness to Experience, but no association was found for other traits. To explore whether this relationship between goals and change in Openness to Experience is replicable, further research with samples of differing ages and cultures is needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: personality change goals, trait change, plans, longitudinal
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 15:09
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26880

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