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Personlighetsegenskaper och subjektivt välbefinnande
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Personality traits and subjective well-being (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka om olika personlighetsegenskaper har samband med subjektivt välbefinnande. Av studiens 95 deltagare (Målder = 26) var 55 kvinnor och 38 män. Personlighetsegenskaperna Extroversion, Öppenhet och Vänlighet hade positiva samband med Välbefinnande medan Neuroticism hade ett negativt samband med Välbefinnande. Kvinnor påvisades ha ett statistiskt signifikant högre värde på personlighetsegenskapen Vänlighet än män. Det fanns inte något statistiskt signifikant samband mellan ålder och någon utav personlighetsegenskaperna men då deltagarna delades in i två grupper utifrån ålder så påvisades det att unga vuxna (< 29 år) hade positivt samband med Neuroticism och negativt samband med Öppenhet. För åldersgruppen vuxna (> 30 år) så påvisades ålder ha positivt samband med Öppenhet och Extroversion samt negativt samband med Neuroticism. Resultaten visade att unga vuxnas ålder hade ett negativt samband med Välbefinnande medan vuxnas ålder hade ett positivt samband med Välbefinnande. Tillsammans kunde personlighetsegenskaperna förklara 46 % av variationen i välbefinnande hos hela den studerade gruppen. Resultaten i den här studien tyder på att personlighetsegenskaperna till viss del har betydelse för i vilken grad människor är välmående.

Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine whether different personality characteristics are associated with subjective well-being. Of the total sample of 95 participants (Myear = 26), 55 were women and 38 were men. Extraversion, Openness to experience and Agreeableness were found to have positive associations with well-being, and Neuroticism was found to have a negative association with well-being. Women were found to have statistic significantly higher score on Agreeableness than men. Age of the total sample had no statistic significant relationship with any of the personality traits. The participants were divided into two groups according to their age, young adults (< 29) and adults (> 30). A positive relationship was found between the age of young adults and Neuroticism and a negative relationship with Openness to experience. The age of the adult participants were positively associated with Openness to experience as well as Extraversion and a negative association with Neuroticism. The results indicated that the age of young adults were found to have a negative relationship with well-being while the age of adults were found to have a positive relationship with well-being. The Personality traits were to explain 46 % of the variation of well-being in the total sample of this study. The results of this study imply that personality traits to a large extent are important when accounting for people's wellness.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 21 p.
Keyword [en]
Personality traits, Five Factor Model, Happiness, Subjective Well-Being
Keyword [sv]
Personlighetsegenskaper, femfaktormodellen, lycka, subjektivt välbefinnande
National Category
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7796Local ID: EXM500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7796DiVA: diva2:842939
Subject / course
Occupational & organizational psychology
Educational program
Personalvetarprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-08-17 Created: 2015-07-23 Last updated: 2015-08-17Bibliographically approved

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