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Personal goals and personality traits among young adults: Genetic and environmental effects

Salmela-Aro, Katariina, Read, Sanna, Nurmi, Jari-Erik, Vuoksimaa, Eero, Siltala, Mari, Dick, Danielle M., Pulkkinen, Lea, Kaprio, Jaakko and Rose, Richard J. (2012) Personal goals and personality traits among young adults: Genetic and environmental effects. Journal of Research in Personality, 46 (3). pp. 248-257. ISSN 0092-6566

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jrp.2012.01.007

Abstract

To assess genetic and environmental contributions to personal goals, 1279 twins aged 20–26 filled in Personal Project Analysis and NEO-FFI inventories. Personal goals relating to education, the respondent’s own family, friends, property, travel and self showed primarily genetic and unique environmental effects, whereas goals related to parents and relatives showed both shared and unique environmental effects. The variation in goals related to health, work, hobbies and life philosophy was attributable to non-shared environmental effects. Openness to experience and personal goals related to family, education and property shared a significant amount of genetic influence. The same was true for extraversion and self-related goals, and agreeableness and goals related to property.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00926...
Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 11:55
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 01:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63649

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