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Does personality moderate reaction and adaptation to major life events? Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey

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Publication date

Oct 2012

Summary

A nationally representative panel study of British households was used to examine the extent to which Big Five personality traits interact with the experience of major life events (marriage, childbirth, unemployment, and widowhood) to predict increases and decreases in life satisfaction following the event. Results show that major life events are associated with changes in life satisfaction, and some of these changes are very long lasting. Personality traits did not have consistent moderating effects on the association between stressful life events and life satisfaction over time.

Published in

Journal of Research in Personality

Volume and page numbers

46 , 477 -488

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2012.05.005

ISSN

16

Subjects

Psychology, Well Being, and Life Course Analysis

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1646812~S5

Notes

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