Journal article

Unique Associations Between Big Five Personality Aspects and Multiple Dimensions of Well-Being

Jessie Sun, Scott Barry Kaufman, Luke Smillie

Center for Open Science


Objective: Personality traits are associated with well-being, but the precise correlates vary acrosswell-being dimensions and within each Big Five domain. This study is the first to examine the unique associations between the Big Five aspects (rather than facets) and multiple well-being dimensions. Method: Two samples of U.S. participants (Total N = 706, Mage = 36.17, 54% female) recruited via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk completed measures of the Big Five aspects and subjective, psychological, and PERMA well-being. Results: One aspect within each domain was more strongly associated with well-being variables. Enthusiasm and Withdrawal were strongly associated with a broad range of well-being var..

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