The power of personality in successful ageing: a comprehensive review of larger quantitative studies.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B0E8BE3AF0C6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
Institution
Title
The power of personality in successful ageing: a comprehensive review of larger quantitative studies.
Journal
European journal of ageing
Author(s)
Pocnet C., Popp J., Jopp D.
ISSN
1613-9372 (Print)
ISSN-L
1613-9372
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
18
Number
2
Pages
269-285
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
In this paper, we highlighted links between personality traits and successful ageing through a systematic review of recent empirical studies. Particularly, we addressed the question of whether personality traits are related to successful ageing and, if so, why and how? Answers to this question provided, for example, arguments that supported personality's role in planning an individual's future based on self-knowledge, thereby contributing to a sense of identity throughout their life. Then, considering longitudinal studies, we examined whether personality is stable over one's life course, or does it change and, if so, why and under what conditions? Answers to this question gave substance to the idea that a stable personality allows for continuous and consistent development. In addition, certain personality changes are likely to allow an individual to develop the resilience to better adapt to life's challenges. Therefore, the arguments brought by these two questions can help clarify the modulating role of personality for successful ageing via health and well-being outcomes. These insights may contribute to the development of new prevention approaches, more focused on inter- and intraindividual differences, to promote successful ageing.
Keywords
Health(social science), Geriatrics and Gerontology, Health, Personality, Successful ageing, Well-being
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Web of science
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13/07/2021 6:36
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