Personality Measurement and Assessment in Large Panel Surveys*.

TitlePersonality Measurement and Assessment in Large Panel Surveys*.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRoberts, BW, Jackson, JJ, Duckworth, ALee, Von Culin, K
JournalForum Health Econ Policy
Date Published2011 Apr 18
ISSN Number2194-6191
Call Numbernewpubs20110418_Roberts.pdf

Personality tests are being added to large panel studies with increasing regularity, such as the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). To facilitate the inclusion and interpretation of these tests, we provide some general background on personality psychology, personality assessment, and the validity of personality tests. In this review, we provide background on definitions of personality, the strengths and weaknesses of the self-report approaches to personality testing typically used in large panel studies, and the validity of personality tests for three outcomes: genetics, income, and health. We conclude with recommendations on how to improve personality assessment in future panel studies.

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Personality Assessment/Methodology/self Assessment (Psychology)/mid-term review/mid-term review/Methodology

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Alternate JournalForum Health Econ Policy
Citation Key7554
PubMed ID23503719
PubMed Central IDPMC3595542
Grant ListR01 AG021178 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States