Family resemblances in personality

Frank Martin Ahern, Ronald C. Johnson, James R. Wilson, Gerald E. McClearn, Steven G. Vandenberg

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Abstract

Parent-offspring regressions, sibling correlations, and other measures of family resemblance in personality were computed for 54 personality traits, assessed by several psychometric personality tests as part of the Hawaii Family Study of Cognition. Considering all scales, the results suggest that a small familial/heritable component exists with regard to individual differences in personality, but did not demonstrate that some domains of personality are more familial or heritable than others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-280
Number of pages20
JournalBehavior Genetics
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1982

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Ahern, F. M., Johnson, R. C., Wilson, J. R., McClearn, G. E., & Vandenberg, S. G. (1982). Family resemblances in personality. Behavior Genetics, 12(3), 261-280. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01067847
Ahern, Frank Martin ; Johnson, Ronald C. ; Wilson, James R. ; McClearn, Gerald E. ; Vandenberg, Steven G. / Family resemblances in personality. In: Behavior Genetics. 1982 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 261-280.
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In: Behavior Genetics, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.05.1982, p. 261-280.

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Ahern FM, Johnson RC, Wilson JR, McClearn GE, Vandenberg SG. Family resemblances in personality. Behavior Genetics. 1982 May 1;12(3):261-280. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01067847