Self-perceived personality change in adulthood and aging

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A modified form of the Rokeach Value Survey and developmental and control personality scales from the Personality Research Form were administered to 80 40-55 yr olds and 80 old (mean age 70.3 yrs) Ss. Self-perceived change was examined by varying instructional conditions to include concurrent, prospective, and retrospective self-assessments. Findings replicated the previously documented values transition in females and provided support (in the assessments of middle-aged males) for the predicted sequence in developmental personality scales (C. D. Ryff and P. B. Baltes, see record 1977-10040-001). The control scale outcomes show no self-perceived change in the assessments of either males or females. (25 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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