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dc.contributor.authorBoyce, Christopher J-
dc.contributor.authorWood, Alex M-
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-30T23:45:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/12202-
dc.description.abstractPersonality traits prior to the onset of illness or disability may influence how well an individual psychologically adjusts after the illness or disability has occurred. Previous research has shown that after the onset of a disability, people initially experience sharp drops in life satisfaction, and the ability to regain lost life satisfaction is at best partial. However, such research has not investigated the role of individual differences in adaptation to disability. We suggest that predisability personality determines the speed and extent of adaptation. We analyzed measures of personality traits in a sample of 11,680 individuals, 307 of whom became disabled over a 4-year period. We show that although becoming disabled has a severe impact on life satisfaction, this effect is significantly moderated by predisability personality. After 4 years of disability, moderately agreeable individuals had levels of life satisfaction 0.32 standard deviations higher than those of moderately disagreeable individuals. Agreeable individuals adapt more quickly and fully to disability; disagreeable individuals may need additional support to adapt.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications-
dc.relationBoyce CJ & Wood AM (2011) Personality prior to disability determines adaptation: Agreeable individuals recover lost life satisfaction faster and more completely, Psychological Science, 22 (11), pp. 1397-1402.-
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dc.subjectagreeablenessen_UK
dc.subjectsubjective well-beingen_UK
dc.subjectdisabilityen_UK
dc.subjectadaptationen_UK
dc.subjecthealthen_UK
dc.subjectpersonalityen_UK
dc.subject.lcshSelf-control-
dc.subject.lcshPerceptual control theory-
dc.subject.lcshHappiness-
dc.subject.lcshWell-being-
dc.titlePersonality prior to disability determines adaptation: Agreeable individuals recover lost life satisfaction faster and more completelyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797611421790-
dc.citation.jtitlePsychological Science-
dc.citation.issn0956-7976-
dc.citation.volume22-
dc.citation.issue11-
dc.citation.spage1397-
dc.citation.epage1402-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailalex.wood@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationEconomics-
dc.contributor.affiliationSocio-Management-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
dc.identifier.isi000300826400007-
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