Title: Longitudinal associations between personality traits and problem behavior symptoms in adolescence
Authors: Klimstra, Theo ×
Akse, Joyce
Hale, William W
Raaijmakers, Quinten A. W
Meeus, Wim N. J #
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Academic press inc elsevier science
Series Title: Journal of research in personality vol:44 issue:2 pages:273-284
Abstract: In the current study, five annual wave longitudinal data were employed to examine the associations between Big Five personality traits and problem behavior (i.e., depression and aggression) in early to middle and middle to late adolescent boys and girls. Using cross-lagged panel models, we simultaneously tested two competing hypothesis: (1) a vulnerability hypothesis stating that Big Five personality traits would affect problem behavior and (2) a scar hypothesis asserting that problem behavior would affect Big Five personality traits. Results supported both hypotheses, as the effects between personality and problem behavior were bidirectional. These findings have important theoretical and clinical implications, as they suggest a transactional process. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0092-6566
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
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