Author Identifier

Michael Weinborn Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7094-9930 Hamid Sohrabi Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8017-8682 Belinda Brown Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7927-2540 Samantha Gardener Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1933-5260 Ralph Martins Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4828-9363

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Research in Personality

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

27937

Grant Number

NHMRC Number : 324100

Comments

This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of: McCabe, K. A., Woods, S. P., Weinborn, M., Sohrabi, H., Rainey-Smith, S., Brown, B. M., ... & Martins, R. N. (2018). Personality characteristics are independently associated with prospective memory in the laboratory, and in daily Life, among older adults. Journal of Research in Personality, 76, 32-37. Available here

This manuscript version is made Available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Abstract

Prospective memory (PM) can deteriorate with age and adversely influence health behaviours. Research suggests that personality is related to PM in healthy young adults, but we know little about the role of personality in the PM amongst older adults. Community-dwelling older adults (N = 152) completed the NEO Five-Factor Inventory-3 and PM measures. After adjusting for demographics and general cognition, higher neuroticism and lower levels of openness were independently associated with lower objectively-measured time- and event-based PM. Lower conscientiousness was the only personality predictor of self-reported everyday PM failures. Findings indicate that personality plays a role in PM functioning in the laboratory and daily life.

DOI

10.1016/j.jrp.2018.06.006

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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