Is personality variability associated with adjustment?

Carly MAGEE, Emma Ellen Kathrina BUCHTEL, Lauren J. HUMAN, Damian MURRAY, Jeremy C. BIESANZ

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Abstract

Two experience sampling studies were examined in order to replicate the key findings from Baird et al. (2006) which demonstrated that intra-individual variability in personality traits was not correlated with adjustment when measured with experience sampling methods after correcting for dependencies between means and standard deviations on traits. The present studies are consistent with the major findings of Baird et al: personality variability was not consistently associated with adjustment. In addition, we find evidence of a small positive correlation between personality variability and adjustment in some cases. Lastly, we find mixed evidence for a quadratic effect of adjustment on personality variability, such that individuals reporting above average and below average levels of adjustment exhibit the greatest level of variability. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-43
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume72
Early online dateAug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Citation

Magee, C., Buchtel, E. E., Human, L. J., Murray, D. R., & Biesanz, J. C. (2018). Is personality variability associated with adjustment? Journal of Research in Personality, 72, 22-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2016.08.005

Keywords

  • Intraindividual variation
  • Within person variation
  • Variability
  • Personality states
  • Personality
  • Satisfaction with life
  • Self esteem
  • Experience sampling
  • Big five