Personality and politics among older Americans: A rural case study

S. A. Peterson, R. Maiden

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This study examines personality factors as predictors of political attitudes and behavior among a sample of rural older Americans. Results indicate that trait variables (extraversion, openness, and neuroticism) and measures of self-concept (locus of control) affect political attitudes and behavior in predictable ways. Suggestions for future research are outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-169
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aging
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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