Linking personality states, current social roles and major life goals
Article first published online: 23 JUN 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 23, Issue 6, pages 509–530, October 2009
How to Cite
Bleidorn, W. (2009), Linking personality states, current social roles and major life goals. Eur. J. Pers., 23: 509–530. doi: 10.1002/per.731
- Issue published online: 2 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 23 JUN 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 5 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Received: 26 NOV 2008
- Five-Factor Model of Personality;
- multilevel analysis;
- social roles;
Employing an experience-sampling design, the interplay between personality states, social roles and major life goals was examined as it unfolds in the stream of people's daily lives. Multilevel analyses revealed a considerable amount of both within- and between-person variability in state expressions of personality traits justifying further examination of predictors at both levels of analyses. Roles proved as predictors of current personality states albeit effects differed significantly between individuals. Life goals accounted for between-person differences in average personality states but were not effective in predicting differences in relations between personality states and roles. Altogether, findings testify to the viability of the employed research strategy to analyse the interplay between both dispositional and fluctuating influences on individuals' trait expressions in behaviour. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.