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Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Personality Stability Among Older Adults.

Title: Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Personality Stability Among Older Adults.
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Name(s): Terracciano, Antonio, author
Stephan, Yannick, author
Luchetti, Martina, author
Sutin, Angelina R, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2018-04-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: There is contrasting evidence on personality stability in advanced age, and limited knowledge on the impact of cognitive impairment and dementia on trait stability. Group- and individual-level longitudinal analyses of the five major dimensions of personality assessed twice over 4 years ( N = 9,935) suggest that rank-order stability was progressively lower with advancing age (from r = 0.68 for age 50 to 60 years to r = 0.58 for age >80 years). Stability was low in the dementia group ( r = 0.43), and this was not simply due to lower reliability given that internal consistency remained adequate in the dementia group. Among individuals with no cognitive impairment or dementia, there was no association between stability and age ( r = 0.70 even for age >80 years). These results suggest that the lower personality stability in older adults is not due to age but cognitive impairment and dementia.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_29214858 (IID), 10.1177/1073191117691844 (DOI), PMC5725278 (PMCID), 29214858 (RID), 29214858 (EID)
Keywords: Cognitive impairment, Conscientiousness, Dementia, Neuroticism, Personality traits, Profile stability, Rank-order stability
Grant Number: R03 AG051960, U01 AG009740
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5725278.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29214858
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Assessment.
1552-3489
Issue: iss. 3, vol. 25

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Terracciano, A., Stephan, Y., Luchetti, M., & Sutin, A. R. (2018). Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Personality Stability Among Older Adults. Assessment. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_29214858