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Childhood Personality Traits Predict Resilience in Adulthood

Poster Session III - Board: III- 099
Friday, May 28, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall

Rebecca L. Shiner
Colgate University

Ann S. Masten
University of Minnesota

This study examined the contributions of childhood personality to resilient functioning in adulthood. In the Project Competence sample of 205 youths tracked from age 10 to age 30, childhood personality traits—Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Mastery Motivation and (low) Negative Emotionality—predicted positive adult competence in spite of a history of life adversity.

Subject Area: Developmental
Keywords: Personality

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