Relationship between personality traits and attitudes towards aging in older adults

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The aim of this study is to identify personality traits associated with attitudes towards biological, social and psychological aging factors. Participants were 45 Latvians, aged from 60 to 85 years. The data were obtained by self-report questionnaire – Latvian Personality questionnaire (LPA-v3, Perepjolkina & Reņģe, 2013), and The attitudes towards aging questionnaire (Ulmane & Perepjolkina, 2019). There were statistically significant negative correlation between attitudes towards psychological factors of aging and Neuroticism (r = -.29, p < .05). Openness to experience has statisticall significant positive correlation with attitudes toward social (r = .37, p < .01) and biological aging factors (r = .33, p < .05). Attitudes toward psychological aging factors have statistically significant negative with subscales of Neuroticism Anxiety (r = -.31, p < .05), and Vulnerabilty (r = -.36, p < .01). No statistically significant correlations were found between attitudes towards aging factors and personality dimensions such as Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness and Honesty-humility in this study. The results of the study provide a deeper insight in the relationships between personality traits and different aspects of the attitudes towards aging and may be used to predict older adults attitude towards their own aging.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: PLACES - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 25 Mar 202125 Mar 2021
Conference number: 2


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: PLACES
Abbreviated titleRW2021
Internet address

Field of Science*

  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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