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Personality and Marital Adjustment: Utility of the Five-Factor Model of Personality

Geneviève Bouchard, Yvan Lussier and Stéphane Sabourin
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 61, No. 3 (Aug., 1999), pp. 651-660
DOI: 10.2307/353567
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/353567
Page Count: 10
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Personality and Marital Adjustment: Utility of the Five-Factor Model of Personality
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Abstract

Using the five-factor model of personality, this study investigates the contribution of personality traits to marital adjustment. The sample is composed of 446 couples who completed the NEO Five-Factor Inventory, which measures the personality traits of neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness, as well as the Dyadic Adjustment Scale. Results of hierarchical regression analyses indicated that self-reported and partner-reported personality traits were significant predictors of self-reported marital adjustment for both men and women. Personality traits were found to contribute to the prediction of marital adjustment over and above the effect of neuroticism.

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