Kerry A. McCabe
Steven Paul Woods
Michael Weinborn, Edith Cowan University
Hamid R. Sohrabi, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Stephanie Rainey-Smith, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Belinda M. Brown, Edith Cowan University
Samantha Gardener, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Kevin Taddei, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Ralph Martins, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
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
Journal of Research in Personality
School of Medical and Health Sciences
NHMRC Number : 324100
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.
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