Relationships between ability and personality: Does intelligence contribute positively to personal and social adjustment?

Austin, Elizabeth, Deary, Ian, Whiteman, Martha, Fowkes, Gerry, Pedersen, Nancy, Rabbitt, Patrick, Bent, Nuala and McInnes, Lynn (2002) Relationships between ability and personality: Does intelligence contribute positively to personal and social adjustment? Personality and Individual Differences, 32 (8). pp. 1391-1411. ISSN 0191 8869

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0191-8869(01)00129-5

Abstract

Intelligence/personality associations were studied in four large datasets. Correlations between general ability (g) and major personality traits were generally consistent with previous findings. For other traits, an interpretation of the correlation patterning is that traits classifiable as adaptive in terms of personal and social adjustment have positive correlations with g, whilst maladaptive traits have negative correlations. Regression modelling confirmed these associations and structural equation modelling of selected traits showed that Neuroticism acts as a mediator of g on the outcome. Non-linear relationships between intelligence and personality were not found. In two of the datasets the correlation between Neuroticism and Psychoticism decreased with ability level, and the correlation between fluid and crystallised ability increased with level of Neuroticism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adjustment, intelligence, personality
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 15:36
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 11:26
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/19380

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