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Mund, Marcus; Neyer, Franz J. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Individuals feel lonely when they perceive a discrepancy between their desired and their actually experienced quantity and quality of social relationships. Prior research has demonstrated the importance of loneliness for various health-related aspects. In the present article, we extend the existing literature on loneliness by investigating its…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries
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Hill, Patrick L.; Weston, Sara J.; Jackson, Joshua J. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
The current study examined whether relationships also influence personality trait development during middle and older adulthood, focusing on the individual's perception of support from the relationship partner. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (n = 20,422; mean age = 65.9 years), we examined the longitudinal relationships between…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Adults, Older Adults, Interpersonal Relationship
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Rantanen, Johanna; Tillemann, Kati; Metsäpelto, Riitta-Leena; Kokko, Katja; Pulkkinen, Lea – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
Reciprocal associations between the Big Five personality traits and parenting stress--including both parents' feelings of their distress and perception of their incompetence as parents--were studied with 248 participants (49% of which were males). Longitudinal data, collected at ages 33/36, 42 and 50 years, were used. Cross-lagged path analysis…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Prediction, Correlation, Neurosis
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Jarrett, Matthew A.; Gilpin, Ansley Tullos; Pierucci, Jillian M.; Rondon, Ana T. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2016
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be identified in the preschool years, but little is known about the correlates of ADHD symptoms in preschool children. Research to date suggests that factors such as temperament, personality, and neuropsychological functioning may be important in understanding the development of early ADHD…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Short Term Memory, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Morack, Jennifer; Infurna, Frank J.; Ram, Nilam; Gerstorf, Denis – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2013
Subjective health is known to predict later outcomes, including survival. However, less is known about subjective health changes across adulthood, how personality moderates those changes, and whether such associations differ with age. We applied growth models to 10 waves of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Mental Health, Prediction, Age Differences