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Hierarchical Linear Modeling Analyses of the NEO-PI-R Scales in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

Title: Hierarchical Linear Modeling Analyses of the NEO-PI-R Scales in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging.
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Name(s): Terracciano, Antonio, author
McCrae, Robert R., author
Brant, Larry, author
Costa, Paul, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2005
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The authors examined age trends in the 5 factors and 30 facets assessed by the Revised NEO Personality Inventory in Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging data (N=1,944; 5,027 assessments) collected between 1989 and 2004. Consistent with cross-sectional results, hierarchical linear modeling analyses showed gradual personality changes in adulthood: a decline in Neuroticism up to age 80, stability and then decline in Extraversion, decline in Openness, increase in Agreeableness, and increase in Conscientiousness up to age 70. Some facets showed different curves from the factor they define. Birth cohort effects were modest, and there were no consistent Gender x Age interactions. Significant nonnormative changes were found for all 5 factors; they were not explained by attrition but might be due to genetic factors, disease, or life experience.
Identifier: FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0030 (IID), 10.1037/0882-7974.20.3.493 (DOI)
Keywords: Five-Factor Model, personality change, aging, longitudinal study, HLM, gender
Uncontrolled subjects: Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Baltimore, Cohort Studies, Female, Humans, Linear Models, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Personality Development, Personality Inventory, Psychometrics, Reference Values, Sex Factors
Note: Published in final edited form as:'>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/elink.fcgi?dbfrom=pubmed&retmode=ref&cmd=prlinks&id=16248708"> Psychol Aging. 2005 September; 20(3): 493–506. doi: 10.1037/0882-7974.20.3.493'>http://dx.doi.org/10.1037%2F0882-7974.20.3.493">10.1037/0882-7974.20.3.493
Citation: Terracciano A, McCrae RR, Brant LJ, & Costa PT Jr. (2005). Hierarchical linear modeling analyses of NEO-PI-R scales in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Psychology and Aging, 20, 493-506.
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Human behavior
Geriatrics
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Medical sciences
Personality
Social aspects
Psychiatry
Psychology
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0882-7974.20.3.493
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0030
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Geriatrics Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Psychology and Aging.
Issue: 3, 20

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Terracciano, A., McCrae, R. R., Brant, L., & Costa, P. (2005). Hierarchical Linear Modeling Analyses of the NEO-PI-R Scales in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. Psychology And Aging. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0882-7974.20.3.493