CitationSutin, Angelina R.; Stephan, Yannick; & Terracciano, Antonio (2019). Personality and metabolic dysfunction in young adulthood: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Health Psychology. vol. 24 (4) pp. 495-501
AbstractThis research used the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (N = 15,359; age range 25-34) to examine the cross-sectional relation between personality and four components of metabolic syndrome (elevated glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and waist circumference) and a metabolic risk index in young adulthood. Consistent with research on older adults, higher Neuroticism and lower Conscientiousness were associated with greater risk of metabolic dysfunction; Agreeableness, however, was unrelated to it. The relation between personality and metabolic health may unfold across the lifespan, with the association between Neuroticism/Conscientiousness and metabolic dysfunction starting early and the association with Agreeableness emerging at older ages.
Keyword(s)Conscientiousness Neuroticism lifespan health metabolic dysfunction personality
Notes1461-7277 Sutin, Angelina R Stephan, Yannick Terracciano, Antonio Journal Article England J Health Psychol. 2016 Nov 11. pii: 1359105316677294.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Health Psychology
Author(s)Sutin, Angelina R.