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 for Health Economics and Policy
PaginationArticle 9
Call Numbernewpubs20110418_Roberts.pdf
KeywordsHealth Conditions and Status, Methodology

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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