Chapter 5. Personality and Well-Being

  1. Margarete E. Vollrath2,3
  1. Espen Røysamb

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch5

Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health

How to Cite

Røysamb, E. (2006) Personality and Well-Being, in Handbook of Personality and Health (ed M. E. Vollrath), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Psychological Institute, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  2. 3

    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. University of Oslo, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021347

Online ISBN: 9780470713860

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Keywords:

  • personality;
  • aristotle;
  • well-being;
  • positive psychology;
  • negative constructs

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Why Study Well-Being?

  • Contextualising Subjective Well-Being

  • Subjective Well-Being and Health

  • Measuring Subjective Well-Being

  • Sources of Well-Being

  • Stability and Change

  • Genetic and Environmental Factors in Well-Being

  • Mechanisms in Genetic and Environmental Influences

  • Personality Traits

  • Traits and Mechanisms

  • Critical Issues in Trait-Swb Relations

  • Beyond the Big Five Traits

  • Future Challenges

  • Conclusions

  • References