Title

Importance, pressure, and success: dimensions of values and their links to personality

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Veage, S., Ciarrochi, J. & Heaven, P. C.L. (2011). Importance, pressure, and success: dimensions of values and their links to personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 50 (8), 1180-1185.

Abstract

A total of 246 students (mean age = 18 years) completed measures assessing the Big-Five personality domains, psychoticism, and three dimensions of values (importance, pressure, and success). Results showed that participants high in neuroticism did not differ in what they valued, but felt more value pressure and less value success. Extraverts valued sensation-seeking, but did not necessarily value other people, and generally felt more successful than others at their values. People high in conscientiousness, agreeableness, and low in psychoticism were similar in endorsing pro-social values, but differed in their perceived success at those values. The results are discussed with reference to knowledge about these personality dimensions and their implications for different dimensions of values.

Grant Number

ARC/DP0878925

RIS ID

37626

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2011.01.028