Chapter 7. Self-Regulation and the Five-Factor Model of Personality Traits

  1. Dr Rick H. Hoyle PhD Professor Fellow Member
  1. Robert R. McCrae1 and
  2. Corinna E. Löckenhoff2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318111.ch7

Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation

Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation

How to Cite

McCrae, R. R. and Löckenhoff, C. E. (2010) Self-Regulation and the Five-Factor Model of Personality Traits, in Handbook of Personality and Self-Regulation (ed R. H. Hoyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318111.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baltimore, MD, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177122

Online ISBN: 9781444318111

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Keywords:

  • self-regulation and five-factor model of personality traits;
  • Neuroticism (N), Extraversion (E), Openness to experience (O), Agreeableness (A), and Conscientiousness (C);
  • self-regulation and self-control - different traits, processes and functions;
  • specific kind of self-regulation - designated as self-control;
  • FFM implications for self-regulation and correlational approaches;
  • Five-Factor Theory (FFT) - endogenous basic tendencies rooted in biological bases and substantially heritable;
  • five-factor theory personality system;
  • FFT and process models of self-regulation;
  • conscientiousness and techniques of self-control;
  • trait psychology for self-control and its failures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Traits in Action

  • Individual Differences in Self-Regulation

  • Conscientiousness and Techniques of Self-Control

  • Implications of Trait Psychology for Self-Control and Its Failures

  • Conclusion

  • References