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Relationships between Aging Anxiety, Trait Anxiety and 5-factor Personality Traits in College Students and Older Adults

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2012, 25(1), pp.1-18
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

Hwee-Sook Jang 1

1충남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study examined differences in aging anxiety and in relationships between aging and, trait anxiety and 5-factor personality traits according to age and sex and relative effects of 5-factor personality traits on aging anxiety with college students and older adults. Results revealed college students had higher fear of old people than older adults, female had higher fear of physical appearance than male,and female older adults had highest fear of loss followed male older ones, female and male college students. College students and older adults indicated different patterns in relationships between aging and traits anxiety. Also 4 dimensions of aging anxiety were differentially related to personality traits in all participants. On the whole college students' aging anxiety tended to increase as having lower openness to experience and higher neuroticism, while older adults' aging anxiety to increase as having higher neuroticism, lower openness to experience and higher trait anxiety.

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