Ulrich Orth
University of Bern
Developmental psychologyPsychologyYoung adultSelf-esteemSocial psychology
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#1Wiebke Bleidorn (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 24
#2Christopher J. Hopwood (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 38
Last. Ulrich Orth (University of Bern)H-Index: 32
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The importance of personality for predicting life outcomes in the domains of love, work, and health is well established, as is evidence that personality traits, while relatively stable, can change.However, little is known about the sources and processes that drive changes in personality traits, and how such changes might impact important life outcomes. In this paper, we make the case that the research paradigms and methodological approaches commonly used in personality psychology need to be revi...
#1Wiebke Bleidorn (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 24
#2Patrick L. Hill (WashU: Washington University in St. Louis)H-Index: 27
Last. Brent W. Roberts (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 68
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Personality traits are powerful predictors of outcomes in the domains of education, work, relationships, health, and well-being. The recognized importance of personality traits has raised questions about their policy relevance –that is, their potential to inform policy actions designed to improve human welfare. Traditionally,the use of personality traits in applied settings has been predicated on their ability to predict valued outcomes, typically under the assumption that traits are functionall...
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#1Michelle A. Harris (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 5
#2Ulrich Orth (University of Bern)H-Index: 32
#1Ulrich OrthH-Index: 32
#2Richard W. RobinsH-Index: 65
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#1Ulrich Orth (University of Bern)H-Index: 32
#2Ruth Yasemin Erol (University of Bern)H-Index: 5
Last. Eva C. Luciano (University of Bern)H-Index: 6
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To investigate the normative trajectory of self-esteem across the life span, this meta-analysis synthesizes the available longitudinal data on mean-level change in self-esteem. The analyses were based on 331 independent samples, including data from 164,868 participants. As effect size measure, we used the standardized mean change d per year. The mean age associated with the effect sizes ranged from 4 to 94 years. Results showed that average levels of self-esteem increased from age 4 to 11 years ...
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#1Ulrich Orth (University of Bern)H-Index: 32
#2Ruth Yasemin Erol (University of Bern)H-Index: 5
Last. Alexander Grob (University of Basel)H-Index: 20
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Common sense suggests that romantic partners tend to be interdependent in their well-being and self-esteem. The authors tested the degree to which codevelopment in romantic partners (i.e., development in similar directions) is due to mutual influence between partners or due to the effects of shared environment, using longitudinal data from 5 samples of couples (N = 4,116 participants). The samples included dating, cohabiting, and married couples, with a broad age range covering young adulthood t...
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#1Jaap J. A. Denissen (Tilburg University)H-Index: 37
#2Wiebke Bleidorn (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 24
Last. Julia Zimmermann (Rolf C. Hagen Group)H-Index: 8
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The notion of person-environment fit implies that personal and contextual factors interact in influencing important life outcomes. Using data from 8,458 employed individuals, we examined the combined effects of individuals' actual personality traits and jobs' expert-rated personality demands on earnings. Results from a response surface analysis indicated that the fit between individuals' actual personality and the personality demands of their jobs is a predictor of income. Conclusions of this co...
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#2Ulrich OrthH-Index: 32
Last. Richard W. RobinsH-Index: 65
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#1Jaap J. A. DenissenH-Index: 37
#2Jule SpechtH-Index: 13
Last. Maike LuhmannH-Index: 16
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