The convergent and discriminant validity of five-factor traits: Current and prospective social, work, and recreational dysfunction

Christopher J. Hopwood, Leslie C. Morey, Emily B. Ansell, Carlos M. Grilo, Charles A. Sanislow, Thomas H. McGlashan, John C. Markowitz, John G. Gunderson, Shirley Yen, M. Tracie Shea, Andrew E. Skodol

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Abstract

The convergent and discriminant validity of Five Factor Model (FFM) personality traits with concurrent and prospective social, work, and recreational dysfunction was assessed in a large, longitudinal clinical sample. Consistent with five factor theoretical expectations, neuroticism is broadly related to dysfunction across domains; extraversion is primarily related to social and recreational dysfunction; openness to recreational dysfunction; agreeableness to social dysfunction; and conscientiousness to work dysfunction. Findings support five factor theory and the clinical assessment of normative personality traits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)466-476
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of personality disorders
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Hopwood, C. J., Morey, L. C., Ansell, E. B., Grilo, C. M., Sanislow, C. A., McGlashan, T. H., Markowitz, J. C., Gunderson, J. G., Yen, S., Shea, M. T., & Skodol, A. E. (2009). The convergent and discriminant validity of five-factor traits: Current and prospective social, work, and recreational dysfunction. Journal of personality disorders, 23(5), 466-476. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi.2009.23.5.466