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The Development of Personality Characteristics of Japanese Adults

The Development of Personality Characteristics of Japanese Adults Abstract This study investigated personality development by examining cohort differences in four dimensions of relationships—with family, with friends, with self (self-perception), and with values—using a 15-item sentence-completion test with a sample (N = 902) of young-adult, middle-aged, and old-aged Japanese. Linear development throughout the adult life span was evident. Positive self-perception increased with age, reaching the last stage of stability and acceptance of death in old age. Developmental changes in personality were more prominent in women than in men. Women's images of themselves in their family became more positive with age, but relationships with friends, body image, and view of their lives grew less positive. A less positive spouse image was seen more often in old women than in old men, whereas middle-aged men showed a less positive other's view of the self than did middle-aged women. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Genetic Psychology Taylor & Francis

The Development of Personality Characteristics of Japanese Adults

The Development of Personality Characteristics of Japanese Adults

The Journal of Genetic Psychology , Volume 147 (1): 10 – Mar 1, 1986

Abstract

Abstract This study investigated personality development by examining cohort differences in four dimensions of relationships—with family, with friends, with self (self-perception), and with values—using a 15-item sentence-completion test with a sample (N = 902) of young-adult, middle-aged, and old-aged Japanese. Linear development throughout the adult life span was evident. Positive self-perception increased with age, reaching the last stage of stability and acceptance of death in old age. Developmental changes in personality were more prominent in women than in men. Women's images of themselves in their family became more positive with age, but relationships with friends, body image, and view of their lives grew less positive. A less positive spouse image was seen more often in old women than in old men, whereas middle-aged men showed a less positive other's view of the self than did middle-aged women.

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Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1940-0896
eISSN
0022-1325
DOI
10.1080/00221325.1986.9914478
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Abstract

Abstract This study investigated personality development by examining cohort differences in four dimensions of relationships—with family, with friends, with self (self-perception), and with values—using a 15-item sentence-completion test with a sample (N = 902) of young-adult, middle-aged, and old-aged Japanese. Linear development throughout the adult life span was evident. Positive self-perception increased with age, reaching the last stage of stability and acceptance of death in old age. Developmental changes in personality were more prominent in women than in men. Women's images of themselves in their family became more positive with age, but relationships with friends, body image, and view of their lives grew less positive. A less positive spouse image was seen more often in old women than in old men, whereas middle-aged men showed a less positive other's view of the self than did middle-aged women.

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The Journal of Genetic PsychologyTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 1, 1986

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