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2020-12-02Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/23701
Testing the social investment principle around childbirth: little evidence for personality maturation before and after becoming a parent
dc.contributor.authorAsselmann, Eva
dc.contributor.authorSpecht, Jule
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-24T15:14:30Z
dc.date.available2021-11-24T15:14:30Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-02none
dc.identifier.other10.1002/per.2269
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/24363
dc.description.abstractIn line with the social investment principle, becoming a parent should lead to more mature behaviour and an increase in conscientiousness, agreeableness, and emotional stability. However, previous research provided mixed results that do not support this idea. Here, we used data from a nationally representative household panel study from Germany (N = 19875) to examine whether becoming a parent relates to personality maturation. Whether a child was born was assessed yearly, and the Big Five personality traits were measured in four waves from 2005 to 2017. We used multilevel analyses to investigate whether personality differs between individuals who will or will not become parents, whether personality differs before and after becoming a parent, and whether these effects vary by gender, age, and living status. In sum, our findings revealed that less open and more extraverted individuals were more likely to start a family, and openness and extraversion both decreased after the transition to parenthood. Some other effects varied by gender, age, and living status. Taken together, our findings suggest that the Big Five personality traits differ before and across the transition to parenthood and that these differences especially apply to openness and extraversion.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectpersonality developmenteng
dc.subjectBig Fiveeng
dc.subjectparenthoodeng
dc.subjectlife eventeng
dc.subjectlongitudinaleng
dc.subject.ddc610 Medizin, Gesundheitnone
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologienone
dc.titleTesting the social investment principle around childbirth: little evidence for personality maturation before and after becoming a parentnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/24363-1
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/23701
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleEuropean journal of personalitynone
local.edoc.pages18none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameSage Publicationsnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeLondonnone
local.edoc.container-volume35none
local.edoc.container-issue1none
local.edoc.container-firstpage85none
local.edoc.container-lastpage102none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1099-0984

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