Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals

Bleidorn W, Kandler C, Hülsheger UR, Riemann R, Angleitner A, Spinath FM (2010)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 99(2): 366-379.

Download
Campus/VPN
Journal Article | Published | English
Author
Abstract
Modern personality theories differ in their assumptions about the structure and etiology of the interplay between personality traits and motivational constructs The present study examined the genetic and environmental sources of the interplay between the Big Five and major life goals concurrently and across time in order to provide a more decisive evaluation of the conflicting assumptions stated in the five-factor theory as opposed to socioanalytic conceptions Traits and goals were assessed twice across a 5-year period in a sample of 217 identical and 112 fraternal twin pairs from the Bielefeld Longitudinal Study of Adult Twins About 30% of the variance in agency and communion life goals was genetic. the remaining variance was due to nonshared environmental effects, whereas shared environmental effects were negligible Both heritable and environmental variance in goals could partly be accounted for by genetic and nonshared environmental effects on personality traits Across time, we revealed reciprocal genetic and environmental effects between traits and life goals In sum, our findings yield partial support for both of the 2 competing personality theories, suggesting a readjusted picture of the interplay between traits and coals
Publishing Year
ISSN
PUB-ID

Cite this

Bleidorn W, Kandler C, Hülsheger UR, Riemann R, Angleitner A, Spinath FM. Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 2010;99(2):366-379.
Bleidorn, W., Kandler, C., Hülsheger, U. R., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., & Spinath, F. M. (2010). Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(2), 366-379.
Bleidorn, W., Kandler, C., Hülsheger, U. R., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., and Spinath, F. M. (2010). Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 99, 366-379.
Bleidorn, W., et al., 2010. Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(2), p 366-379.
W. Bleidorn, et al., “Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals”, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 99, 2010, pp. 366-379.
Bleidorn, W., Kandler, C., Hülsheger, U.R., Riemann, R., Angleitner, A., Spinath, F.M.: Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 99, 366-379 (2010).
Bleidorn, Wiebke, Kandler, Christian, Hülsheger, Ute R., Riemann, Rainer, Angleitner, Alois, and Spinath, Frank M. “Nature and nurture of the interplay between personality traits and major life goals”. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 99.2 (2010): 366-379.
Main File(s)
Access Level
Campus/VPN UniBi Only
Last Uploaded
2012-08-08 14:22:16

This data publication is cited in the following publications:
This publication cites the following data publications:

3 Citations in Europe PMC

Data provided by Europe PubMed Central.

Differences on adolescent life goal profile scale between a clinical and non-clinical adolescent sample.
Gabrielsen LE, Watten RG, Ulleberg P., Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract 17(4), 2013
PMID: 23116240
Life events as environmental States and genetic traits and the role of personality: a longitudinal twin study.
Kandler C, Bleidorn W, Riemann R, Angleitner A, Spinath FM., Behav. Genet. 42(1), 2012
PMID: 21822914
Change You Can Believe In: Changes in Goal Setting During Emerging and Young Adulthood Predict Later Adult Well-Being.
Hill PL, Jackson JJ, Roberts BW, Lapsley DK, Brandenberger JW., Soc Psychol Personal Sci 2(2), 2011
PMID: 23493639

Export

0 Marked Publications

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

View record in Web of Science®

Sources

PMID: 20658849
PubMed | Europe PMC

Search this title in

Google Scholar