Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2006 Nov;32(11):1482-96.

The effect of age and role information on expectations for big five personality traits.

Author information

1
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 603 East Daniel Street, Champaign, IL 61829, USA. dwood@cyrus.psych.uiuc.edu

Abstract

In four studies, the authors investigated the extent to which expectations for personality traits in age-graded roles correspond to patterns of personality trait change across the life course. In Studies 1 (N = 43) and 2 (N = 126), the authors examined the age-graded roles of high school student, college student, parent, and grandparent and found that expectations for how people behave in these age-graded roles showed strong parallels to the documented pattern of personality trait development and that this pattern of expectations was largely shared by younger and older participants. In Studies 3 (N = 252) and 4 (N = 123), the authors separated age and role information (e.g., marital, parental, and employment status) and found that people use both sources of information independently in forming expectations of others. The implications for understanding the interplay of expectations and personality trait development are discussed.

PMID:
17030890
DOI:
10.1177/0146167206291008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Atypon
    Loading ...
    Support Center