Aging anxiety and personality traits among Taiwanese undergraduates

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Yu-Jing Gao
Cite this article:  Gao, Y. (2009). Aging anxiety and personality traits among Taiwanese undergraduates. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 37(10), 1385-1390.


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In this study the relationship between anxiety about aging and personality traits in a Taiwanese population was examined. One hundred and seventy-six college students completed the Anxiety About Aging Scale (Lasher & Faulkender, 1993) and the Big Five Inventory, Taiwan version (Chen, 2004). Results showed that personality traits (neuroticism, urgency, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness) significantly correlated with overall aging anxiety. The 4 dimensions of anxiety about aging were related differentially to various personality traits.

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